Friday , January 28 2022

Sample and Hold

In response to our post on EMusic and Frank Black, Scott Rosenberg has some very telling thoughts that I would think the record biz would be encouraged to hear:

    I subscribe to EMusic’s service. I also just bought those two CDs at Amoeba here in Berkeley. Now, theoretically, I should be upset, right? I just paid about $28 for music that I could have downloaded, legally, as part of an online service I already pay for. But guess what? I’m not upset. I’d have bought these CDs anyway. I’m a Frank Black fan, I buy all his CDs, and that’s that.

    The point here is simple: Some music you want to own. Other music you just want to try out, sample, see whether you want to own it….

In the long run everyone wins, but it is very difficult to look to the long run when corporations can only see quarter by quarter.

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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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