We like to be positive at Raw Talent Guitar, but we don’t know about this hire. Sony Music, a division expected to lose over $1 billion this year, picks Doug Morris (formerly of Universal Music) to turn around its fortunes. Mr. Morris, at over 70 years old, presided at Universal during their stubborn refusal to adapt to the digital age – he once called ipods “repositories of stolen music”.
We blog about the four major music labels because we care – we want them to continue finding and signing acts, and hopefully they can make money and stay in business. And we think they’ve learned a very, very hard lesson about labeling their consumers as criminals. Well, we hope anyway.
Here is a link to the article from the New York Times.