My friend Wes Powell in Atlanta directed me to an article by Apple CEO Steve Jobs about the current state of the music industry. Its an interesting read. Jobs says, “Since Apple does not own or control any music itself, it must license the rights to distribute music from others, primarily the “big four” music companies: Universal, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI. These four companies control the distribution of over 70% of the world’s music.” Wes and I were discussing how the “Big Four” is becoming less interested in new artist development and making it harder for indie artists to succeed. Read more HERE

Steve Jobs

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