Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it.
And how is this a good thing for kids and adults when compared to iTunes?
God, it was a magical, magical time. I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’ Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.
I’m a music customer. I buy music. Music has never been better. I can choose what I want to hear before I purchase. I can buy only the songs I want. How is this bad for me, the customer?
Maybe a return to the past would be better for you, Jon Bon Jovi, a man in the music business as opposed to a man who is an artist whose songs I would purchase—if you could even record something worth a purchase. Instead of embracing industry changes as beneficial for musician and music lover, you sit around lamenting the good old days when customers were forced to buy your music without listening to it first, or forced to buy 10 bad songs to get one good song. The good old days were good for you, Jon Bon Jovi, not for music lovers.