Will The Browser & Mobile Apps Replace The iPod?

Broswer is the new iPod

Could the growing popularity and sophistication of streaming services from Spotify to Last.fm and mobile apps from Pandora to Sirius unseat the dominance of the iPod? Gerd Leonard thinks so, and he's got some data to back it up. 

Most importantly Leonard warns the music industry to get ready for the shift: sell access
not (just) copies, learn to bundle and package. As Kevin Kelly wrote, "When copies are free you need to sell things that can't be copied". More on the MidemNet blog.

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  1. The iPhone is an iPod and that’s not going to be replaced any time soon.
    I’m a fan of the ‘music in the cloud’ paradigm, but it’s bleeding edge. Five to ten years for widespread adoption.

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