Thinking Outside the (Music) Box

Short article over atNewsweek,
nice intro:

Technology moves at broadband speeds. But the music industry’s transformation to the digital era has been trickling along at a pace suitable to that modem you tossed out when you got your high-speed connection.

It goes on arguing that Apple’s iTunes Music Store is not the only valid business model …

but because digitized music can be distributed, paid for and listened to in so many ways, there’s room for other business models that could potentially grow the whole industry.

and that others like Real Networks, Napster or Mercora have been brainstorming different ways to move legal digital music forward … giving a short overview of them all …

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