2002 June 9 Links

(entry last updated: 2002-06-09 17:16:11)

I wasn’t really sure I’d post anything today, but David Bowie is interviewed in the New York Times today, and it picks up a thread cited in my last posting that I found in New York Magazine. Worth reading. In fact, most of what I have here today is about the changes in the music industry, and how artists are responding (and, more distressingly, how the record companies are NOT).

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  • Is David Bowie’s business acumen as sharp as the clarity of his artistic vision? Read this New York Times article (sample quote: "I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years, and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing"; and note the parallels with this earlier cite from New York Magazine. Slashdot has a commentary on the NYT article. And, I finally find that there has been a Slashdot discussion of the Wolff article too: The Music Biz Is the New Book Industry
  • Found at least one version of the Wall Street Journal article cited in the New York Magazine article [local pdf]. In the process, I also found a site that combines article links with other info and advice on breaking into the music biz – with some interesting perspectives on the use of the Internet.