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Requiem for the Record Store is a Washington Post article talking about the death of the record store and the various reasons behind it. I liked this comment on the major labels’ resistance to allowing consumers to only buy the songs they want:

“Can you imagine if there was tremendous consumer demand for an 18-ounce Pepsi and we told Pepsi about this demand?” Singmaster says. “How long do you think it’d be before Pepsi started selling an 18-ounce Pepsi to anyone, anywhere? The record industry has created all these barriers, and those barriers have alienated consumers.”

Posted on - February 7, 2004 [at] 5:14 pm by Brad
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PinV on Requiem for the Record Store
February 7, 2004 at 6:27 pm

necessity is the mother of invention. Those retailers who want to be there 10 years from now will find a way…and that is what I’m interested in seeing. Where will they go? I think legal downloading is getting to be cool, and it’s catching on…so retailers better step up…

Sector on Requiem for the Record Store
February 9, 2004 at 11:37 am

I think the trick right now is side-stepping the whole process.

jes_lawson on Requiem for the Record Store
February 12, 2004 at 6:58 pm

I’m hoping the industry can accept that it’s going to have to take a big cut in profits to compete with the Internet, by investing in legal downloads at competetive prices.

And by giving the artists bigger cuts of the sales revenue!

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