Dave Allen blog-debates David Byrne about Spotify

Posted by

Issue Date: 
Oct 21 2013 - 11:00am

From Issue:

The asynchronous debate about Spotify (good or evil?) continues, most recently with Dave Allen (Gang of Four) responding at length to David Byrne’s OpEd last week in The Guardian (RAIN comment here).

If these dueling disquisitions were an endurance contest, for both the writer and reader, Allen would take the lead in his blog post, which runs 2,600 words. In it, he flatly disagrees with Byrne’s thoughtfully considered but apocalyptic conclusion that “...the internet will suck the creative content out of the whole world until nothing is left.”

Dave Allen contrarily reasons that the rise of Spotify is a natural evolution of markets and consumer preferences. He likens the emergence of streaming music, and the erosion of physical music sales, as comparable to the marketplace disruption which caused destruction to Polaroid and BlackBerry. Allen cites the paramount consumer demand when it comes to music, which is to personalize programming. He also incisively brings YouTube into the argument, wondering why musicians don’t protest that service. Along the way Allen questions FM, too, drawing a parallel with Spotify as a no-charge, ad-supported medium.

The weighty blog post wraps up with a double swipe at complainers and the major record labels: “Appearing to be elitist and Luddite is not a good way to win over today’s music fans to one’s cause; let’s leave that to be the historical legacy of the RIAA.”

Comments

موقع مصرى

payday loans

Wonderful tips I simply completely grasp for the aim of render this stuff as a results of your journal exactly world organization agency to with their quality stuff as a results of your journal webpage. At now just click here payday loans Appreciate it totally supposed for giving.

When you ask anyone for funds

When you ask anyone for funds they say no, http://goldbagc.co.uk you might feel disagreeable. You stuck your neck out got rejected. You might even feel like cutting ties with them. They clearly arent supportive. Right? To be clear, a no is not a rejection. Its not a failure, its an open ended sentence.

excellent. one of the best

excellent. one of the best articles I have every read Ecopolitan Tembusu Tembusu Condo Vue 8 Sea Horizon Sea Horizon Executive Condo keep it up!

nice debates

very interesting to hear live this cara membuat blog

David's got it right

Obviously “...the internet will suck the creative content out of the whole world until nothing is left.”
We're adults here, not children. Someone needs to break it to Dave Allen that internet killed the wage earner. What planet is he living on?

Great being from you. I

Great being from you. I accept apprehend your being afore and you just too awesome. http://www.ist-inc.co.uk/

He's a great man. He also

He's a great man. He also incisively brings YouTube into the argument FB Cash Study

This can work and better way

This can work and better way and might be seeing attleast some changes. - Rehak Creative Services

This can work and better way

This can work and better way and might be seeing attleast some changes. - Rehak Creative Services

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.