Jessica Simpson

Digital Music Hero?

by Jason Gross

27 July 2006

 

It’s more accurate to say that it was her label but the fact that whoever decided that her latest single should be available without any stupid downloading (DRM) restrictions deserves a cigar: DRM under Siege.  How long did it take for the major labels to figure out that music fans want music without strings attached?  They have a track record of taking a long time to get the point, haven’t they?  Let’s see how many other aritsts and labels follow suit now.  If it’s a success, the whole digital music world might become a lot more user-friendly and even more profitable.

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times.

//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

READ the article