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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 11:44

Steve Jobs killed the music industry

Written by Nick Farell
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Claims Jon Bon Jovi
Popular beat combo artist Jon Bon Jovi claims that Steve Jobs is responsible for killing off the music industry. The crooner claims that the head of Apple’s cargo cult has taken away the infatuation with music his generation was privy to.

Kids of today have missed putting the headphones on, cranking it up to 11, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album, Mr Jovi claimed. They have missed the beauty of blowing your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it, he said.

While he is less concerned with the problems of digital piracy, Bon Jovi thinks that the processed music environment fostered by iTunes has killed discovering music and the effect that has on a person. It was a magical time in the days before iTunes. And while Mr Jovi said that he hates to sound like an old bloke in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’

As a result Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business. To be fair to Steve Jobs it was the whole MP3 thing. I realised that it is nearly three months since I stuck a CD into my stereo. And Jovi is right the childhood magic of album covers is long gone.


Nick Farell

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+54 #1 hellfire 2011-03-16 11:50
"now they know that our albums are crap BEFORE buying it, so there no "sell the crap album" magic out there now"
 
 
+55 #2 123s 2011-03-16 11:57
Oh well, at least he didnt blame piracy.
 
 
+4 #3 milkod2001 2011-03-16 13:24
poor bastard that Jon, quite cheap way to bring attention to himself, is he still doing some music? i haven't heard song from him for ages.
 
 
0 #4 STRESS 2011-03-16 13:52
John Posser Bovi? Who gives a sh*t what he thinks?
 
 
+19 #5 thetruth 2011-03-16 15:16
I know what he means. Does anybody remember VHS? You'd record your favourite movie onto one, and you'd play it so many times you memorised every single flaw, every half-recorded advert, every bit of the tape where it messed up... ahhh. So homely.

Same with CDs. Having a set order in the playlist allowed the CD to develop a personality. Sounds kind of cheesy but I hope you know what I mean.

...Of course, now I just flick between my favourite songs in mp3 format. But for new albums, I still enjoy the structured order playlist style.
 
 
+11 #6 Evil_Clown666 2011-03-16 15:17
mp3 is NOTHING compared to CD and a good hifi...
 
 
+1 #7 sava47 2011-03-16 15:19
Get a job!
 
 
+2 #8 123s 2011-03-16 15:25
Quoting thetruth:
I know what he means. Does anybody remember VHS? You'd record your favourite movie onto one, and you'd play it so many times you memorised every single flaw, every half-recorded advert, every bit of the tape where it messed up... ahhh. So homely.

Same with CDs. Having a set order in the playlist allowed the CD to develop a personality. Sounds kind of cheesy but I hope you know what I mean.

...Of course, now I just flick between my favourite songs in mp3 format. But for new albums, I still enjoy the structured order playlist style.
But...but home taping kills the industry :´(
 
 
+30 #9 dineaudio 2011-03-16 16:59
Being a participant in the industry for very long, I must say he's quite right regarding the appreciation of music. It's not the MP3 format to blame so much, but it's the loudness race and the fast-living times to blame the most. Everything has become too disposable. Nobody finds time to relax and think about that film, that song, that picture... Well, I still do find time for all that and I avoid stress as hell. I would recommend that to everybody if you want to feel more satisfied with your life. ;) and smile more. ;)
 
 
+12 #10 123s 2011-03-16 17:18
Youre right but thing is that most of the modern stuff is just made for fast skipping.
 

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