Tuesday, 16 November 2004

Music Is Not a Loaf of Bread

Wired interviewed Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame about how the Internet is changing music distribution. Finally, a refreshingly intelligent opinion - from an actual artist - about how musicians and labels must figure out new ways to harness technology, rather than trying to dictate how music is to be distributed.

So take note big nasty music mega-corporations, the Internet is not evil and, if you were to embrace technologies like peer-to-peer file sharing, you might be surprised at the results...

Now, I think I might go listen to my (legally purchased) copy of A Ghost is Born on my iPod. (Though I will skip the over-indulgent extended guitar solos!)


  1. I've always had a lot of respect for Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, as they are brilliant musicians. Reading that interview increased my respect for Jeff Tweedy even more. It's fantastic to see a real artist dealing with the reality of file sharing in a mature fashion. Record companies need to stop whining like little bratty kids who have had their candy taken away from them.

    I highly recommend reading the interview if you haven't read it.

  2. Slashdot covered it a day or so later:


    Always interesting reading.


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