Hey, kids! You looooooove subscription-based music subscription models, don’t you?!
Sure you do! Everyone does!
“We have to get into more of the revenue stream. The eventual answer may be a flat fee that enables you to listen to all the music you want.”
And he knows Bruce Springsteen!
But it’s not just him! The big brains at Jupiter Research likes subscriptions, too!
So why wouldn’t you love subscriptions?! Why ya gotta own everything? Are you greedy? Is that it? Just thinking about yourself and not struggling music industry executives, their brows moist with perspiration (albeit induced by the elliptical trainer) as they pick which music they’re going to ram down your throats this year?
Or maybe you’re thinking about the so-called “artists”, really nothing more than a collection of un-showered communists, if you ask the Macalope. Thank goodness someone is doing something to put them in their place.
No, no. The sooner you start sending your monthly tithe to the recording industry, the sooner we’ll achieve the perfect musical utopia they have planned for us.
UPDATE: Andy Ihnatko provides some strikingly similar thoughts in his Zune review.