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Music Executives Discuss Another Hair-Brained Scheme To Save The Industry

AP051111018.jpgOn “Check the Rime,” Q-Tip may have once rapped that “record industry people probably smoke crack, look at the way they act.” And indeed crack-smoking seems to be the most logical explanation for the biz’s complete and utter inaction toward writing a profitable fiscal model eight years into the 21st century. Now, according to the Los Angeles Times, the majors are finally attempting to move to a subscription model that would tack on five bucks to your monthly Internet or cell phone bill in exchange for the ability to download, burn, and stream their music.

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AP051111018.jpgOn “Check the Rime,” Q-Tip may have once rapped that “record industry people probably smoke crack, look at the way they act.” And indeed crack-smoking seems to be the most logical explanation for the biz’s complete and utter inaction toward writing a profitable fiscal model eight years into the 21st century. Now, according to the Los Angeles Times, the majors are finally attempting to move to a subscription model that would tack on five bucks to your monthly Internet or cell phone bill in exchange for the ability to download, burn, and stream their music.

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