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November, 2007

Wired profiles Universal boss Doug Morris

Interesting article from this month's Wired all about Doug Morris, chair and CEO of Universal Music Group. It's a great look into how the music industry got into this mess. The two most interesting nuggest are about the industry's (lack of) techno-savviness ("'There's no one in the record company that's a technologist,' Morris explains.") and Apple ("We were just grateful that someone was selling online. The problem is, he became a gatekeeper. We make a lot of money from him, and suddenly you're wearing golden handcuffs. We would hate to give up that income.").
November 29, 2007
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