We’re now talking about a company that will single-handedly control the rights to a disproportionate chunk of the world’s most popular artists, past and present, without whose catalogs it will be practically impossible to sustain any sort of new, inventive digital music service. The Beatles, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Marvin Gaye, Nirvana, and The Beastie Boys (among many others) are all on the verge of becoming label mates. And their label is going to be very powerful. Spotify and Rhapsody? Be afraid. Universal-EMI has got your whole world in its hands.
wouldn’t it be great if every music site was covering this monday? (oh, I know. and to be fair, a few are.)