"Current efforts to rescue record labels resemble trying to fix an aeroplane’s engine when it’s flying at 35,000 feet, according to Federico Bolza, vice president marketing services at Sony Music Entertainment."
Can data geeks save the record labels? | Media Network | guardian.co.uk
Gerd adds: good one, fred. But maybe more like finding a needle in a haystack (as far as real guts is concerned)
I’d actually suggest it’s like trying to fix an airplane’s engines while it’s dropping like a stone from 3,500 feet (not 35,000) towards a craggy coastline. Or something like that.
"Maybe this is blasphemy to say, but I feel like [music] is not meant to be something that earning your keep depends on, because it will force you into making decisions in the interest of earning your keep, as opposed to the interest of the thing itself. And that’s a bad position to be in. It seems to me that the best work I’ve done— and maybe this is something other people can identify with— was because it was an end in itself. It was something other than making ends meet, it was an escape from all that."
— John Maus is the subject of our latest feature interview. (via pitchfork)