Thursday, January 10, 2008

No country for old business models

Seth Godin on the state of the music industry: "The music business had a spectacular run alongside the baby boomers.... It was a well-greased system, but the key question: why did it deserve to last forever? It didn't. Yours doesn't either."

So the next time you feel sorry for Lil Wayne because his music keeps leaking, or fall for some record label's drivel when they try to guilt trip you, remember that this is no country for old business models. The world doesn't owe you anything. It was here first.