We’re all Suckers

My friend Rhett Brown just posted this on Facebook. Thought I’d share:

Apple kills Lala. Amazon kills Amie St. And now eMusic goes to a new pricing model to coincide with the addition of UMG content.

I feel like a sucker for ever thinking that any new digital music service could survive the back-room, mafioso influence of the music industry and its entourage of tech industry sucklings. My music-purchasing heart can’t take much more.

Rhett adds an update:

p.s. i skipped an important timeline entry – eMusic did the same thing last year when they added part of the SonyBMG catalog. artists, please – build your own infrastructure and let us buy everything DIRECTLY FROM YOU. it is now possible, and it is the only way…

I agree.