“Big labels are f*cked, and DRM is dead” – says Peter Jenner

November 9, 2006


The former manager of such Rock luminaries as Pink Floyd, The Clash and Ian Dury, currently heading the International Manager’s Forum, said in a recent interview that big labels are not up to the challenge of the digital world and that Digital Rights Management software (DRM) protected downloads are dead. 

In an interview to “The Register” (see: COMPLETE INTERVIEW HERE), Jenner argues that “digital music pricing has been a scam where the consumer pays for manufacturing, distribution, and does all the work – and still has to pay more”. When asked about about the future of music, Jenner says he thinks in a few years most countries will have a blanket license and the public will be able to consume music from any digital source for a small cover charge.

Read the interview and come back to our Digital Music Forum to comment. What are your views on Peter Jenner’s interview?


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