Streaming Versus Downloading, Again


This time, the head of BBC’s online music division chimes in, in the Guardian: Asked about which online services are least likely to succeed: “Most download services I think – though they are receiving a shot in the arm from iTunes – are doomed. Once ubiquitous broadband service is realised, I don’t know why anyone would download a song to keep if they have access to it at all times. That presupposes some organisation making everything available as streams, but I think that’s round the corner. Download services take the high street approach to selling songs and apply it to the internet, but the two paradigms don’t match.”
Related: Chris Gorog, CEO, Napster: Subscription Is Going to Be The Model

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