Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pandora And The Pigs At The Trough

For what it’s worth and if any music business people read my blog, I just want to say that I have probably bought more CD’s recently because of than any other source of musical information. Put another way, in my little world is helping the music business make money. Why do they want to try to kill them off?

From Giant of Internet Radio Nears Its 'Last Stand' by Peter Whoriskey:

Pandora is one of the nation's most popular Web radio services, with about 1 million listeners daily. Its Music Genome Project allows customers to create stations tailored to their own tastes. It is one of the 10 most popular applications for Apple's iPhone and attracts 40,000 new customers a day.

Yet the burgeoning company may be on the verge of collapse, according to its founder, and so may be others like it.

"We're approaching a pull-the-plug kind of decision," said Tim Westergren, who founded Pandora. "This is like a last stand for webcasting."
Read the rest here.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” The pigs of Animal Farm by George Orwell.

“All businesses are equal, but some businesses are more equal than others.” What the United States government really means when it claims to be pro-business.

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