I gotta say I’m pleased to see that Apple’s CEO (some number of regressions of boss up the ladder from me) has a fucking clue about the failure of DRM and the music marketplace.
It’s what I’ve been saying since we started selling music; I’d buy more from the iTunes store if I could really own the music I’ve bought. A buck a song ain’t bad for all-rights music, but it’s steep for broken music files (and by broken, I mean, disabled in such a way that it’s use is limited).
Big four music companies? That sound? It’s the sound of a clue knocking. Open the door.