Digital music outlook : device operability gains backers

By    John Garner on  Saturday, April 1, 2006
Summary: The fact that Accenture is trying to jump on the bandwagon is not much of a surprise. They were there with a suggestion for the international passport and now suggesting a way to provide a useful product/service that isn't just based on a short term objective of making the most money possible... Although as usual […]

The fact that Accenture is trying to jump on the bandwagon is not much of a surprise. They were there with a suggestion for the international passport and now suggesting a way to provide a useful product/service that isn't just based on a short term objective of making the most money possible...
Although as usual Accenture engaged in scare tactics in order to convince the music industry "If these companies don't make the decision in a timely fashion to adopt this model the consumer will make the decision for them". Based on the music industry's approach to digital music up until now, maybe they do need a bit of electroshock treatment to see the reality of general online music behaviour ?
Nearly all successful online music ventures have provided low costing easy to use systems to download music but as the controversy over iTunes in France has shown many users want to be able to play their music on more than just one device...

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2 comments on “Digital music outlook : device operability gains backers”

  1. [...] It seems to me that this is, yet again, an example of the same reaction that the music industry had to MP3 or from a wider perspective to digital music. I already discussed how the will to restrict users so much on what they could do with music and what format it could be in was a really bad move from the music industry. Rather than looking at innovating ways to provide different distribution solutions they spent it on taking people to court which didn't get them much sympathy either. A bit of a Public Relations disaster… [...]

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