I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is, ‘How do we make people pay for music?’ What if we started asking, ‘How do we LET people pay for music?’
The music industry as a whole has been far too busy trying to suck the last drops from a dying business model. What is important is the music and the artists. The artists who don’t get it will fade away along with their huge advances and ever shrinking royalty cheques.
Good to see TED.com using Amanda’s full name: Amanda Fucking Palmer.