Bon Jovi; Steve Jobs Killed Music

Lil' ½ Dead

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Bon Jovi Rips Steve Jobs For 'Killing The Music Business'

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You can download Bon Jovi songs on iTunes, but don't expect the band to be too happy about it.
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi, whose band soared to prominence with its 1986 album Slippery When Wet, reminisced in the Sunday Times Magazine about his days as a kid in New Jersey, falling in love with music -- and ripped Apple CEO Steve Jobs for taking that opportunity away from a new generation of listeners.
"Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking 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 (via MSN), thinking back to his record buying days. Then came the less fanciful: the blame.
"God, it was a magical, magical time. I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: 'What happened?' Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business."
Interestingly, his criticism isn't about illegal downloading or any skewed road to success; instead, Bon Jovi is complaining about the actual experience of listening to music, which he thinks has been downgraded by iTunes downloads and iPods.
 

vinman

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I have to agree I still have quite the collection of vinyl and listen to them every chance I get kick back and really enjoy it
 

rrplay

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yep still have a lot of vinyl that have been kept pretty well over the years. A real pita to move around over the years ..anyhow just random thought about getting an album as a a present looking at the cover and thinking about playing it later..deciding on the headphone or speaker for the first time listen ,and discovering that golden moment of finding a personal favorite track you never knew was on the album yep ! >>> good times
 

Nyarlathotep

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MP3 is the downfall of the industry, such a crappy music format. It goes live>> vinyl >> CD>> FLAC, from what I've experienced. After going vinyl there is ABSOLUTELY no going back to the average consumer formats.
 

vinman

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MP3 is the downfall of the industry, such a crappy music format. It goes live>> vinyl >> CD>> FLAC, from what I've experienced. After going vinyl there is ABSOLUTELY no going back to the average consumer formats.
I totally agree
 

Nanosec

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I also agree, it used to be a BIG gamble to buy an album (or CD) when you only knew ONE song, and hoped the rest of the album would be just as good. A lot of dissapointments, but some truly awesome finds as well.........now you can 'sample' each song and just buy the ones you want, and miss out on the songs that truly rock 3/4 the way in
 
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