Warner wants your music $
Music giant Warner plans to sting internet users with a monthly fee bundled onto their internet package giving the user access to unlimited downloads.
Music industry veteran Jim Griffin (former head of Geffen Music) will lead the charge for Warner’s controversial campaign to bundle a monthly fee onto the average consumer’s internet bill to provide the user with unlimited access to a database of music from the Warner stable.
Speaking with Conde Naste’s Portfolio magazine Griffin stated: “Today, it has become purely voluntary to pay for music. If I tell you to go listen to this band, you could pay, or you might not. It’s pretty much up to you. So the music business has become a big tip jar.”
Griffin isn’t the first to preach the music as a service credo – in the past month many major players in the music industry have expressed their interest in the scheme with Sony BMG developing and online music subscription service and Apple reportedly negotiating with major labels for a slice of the pie… Written by Cec Busby