Month: January 2008

January 30, 2008

Say No to the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) Proposal for Downloading

Here’s a proposal from the Songwriters Association of Canada as it relates to recouping some of the losses they’re experiencing with internet downloads: The proposal is this: charge $5 per internet account per month. Based on the level of service across the industry, I’m going to guess that that would work out to the following: $5 x 12 months = $60 per internet consumer […]

January 29, 2008

Paul (”I’m one of their investors”) McGuinness Calls for Greater Control on Downloading

It’s exceptionally annoying when people in the old school just don’t get what’s happening in today’s digital marketplace. Paul McGuiness, long-time manager for a little Irish quartet called U2, wrote on their website about the need for more controls on digital downloads. Unfortunately, like many involved in the industry in its hey-day, he completely misses the point. For nearly a decade, the recording industry […]