Sunday , February 28 2021

Biting the Hand

Rolling Stone took out a half-page ad in the NY Times today, apparently repositioning themselves as “voice of da kids”:

    Thank you for fighting the good fight against Internet MP3 file-swapping.
    Because of you, millions of kids will stop wasting time listening to new
    music and seeking out new bands. No more spreading the word to complete
    strangers about your artists. No more harmful exposure to thousands of bands
    via Internet radio, either. With any luck, they wont talk about music at all.
    You probably knew you’d make millions embracing the technology. After all,
    the kids swapping were like ten times more likely to buy CD’s, making your
    cause all the more admirable. It must have cost a bundle in future revenue,
    but don’t worry – computers are just a fad anyway, and the Internet is just
    plain stupid.
    Rolling Stone

I didn’t realize Jann Wenner differentiated himself from “record execs.”

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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