Friday, February 09, 2007

The Beatles + EMI + iTunes + Unprotected MP3s = The Perfect Storm

Not that I need to tell you guys, but things are moving fast in the digital music space. The DRM dike is springing leaks and Edgar Bronfman doesn't have enough fingers to plug the holes...

Are we in the making of a perfect storm? Let's look at what is going on:

You see where this is going, right? Steve Job's is going to stroll on stage and announce that iTunes has the entire Beatles catalog... and it is available as unprotected MP3s. The flood gates open, they sell billions of tracks, EMI makes a boatload, the digital music consumers go crazy, everyone that isn't yet a digital music consumer becomes one, Apple sells a billion more iPods. Kaboom!

Hold on to your seats... this could be the big one.

3 comments:

stillgrossman said...

Great call j.

Jimmy said...

Wow, a very interesting prediction. I'm now looking forward to that press conference.

Sprocket said...

Well thought and well said as usual. I read it here first.