Skip to comments.Jon Bon Jovi slams Steve Jobs for 'killing' music
Posted on 03/15/2011 3:42:57 AM PDT by dennisw
Jon Bon Jovi has taken aim at Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, accusing him of "killing" the music industry with iTunes.
The rocker is saddened that children no longer enjoy the "magical" experience of buying records in a store because of the ease of downloading individual tracks onto an iPod.
And he lays the blame for the generational shift in music-buying at the feet of technology mogul Jobs.
Bon Jovi tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "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.
"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."
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Bon Jovi killed music, not Steve Jobs.
Cheese and wine.
There was plenty of legal and illegal MP3 downloading prior to the rise of iTunes. The Jesse Jobs Gang figured out how to make billions off of it and make iTunes into the brand name for buying music over the internet.
Bon Jovi is wrong because the technology came along to bounce MP3s all over the internet and if Apple didn’t exploit it another corporation would have.
American Idol has had a more negative impact.
I would hope that Bon Jovi would put his money where his mouth is and pull all of his “music” from iTunes to send a message to the evil killer of music Steve Jobs.
Crappy music made people unwilling to pay $20 for a CD most of which nobody wanted to hear just to get one or two cuts somebody wanted. Technology filled a need and the gravy train hit the brakes for these drug-arrows screamers. Hard to care very much.
Bon Jovi is a tool.
Yeah, we miss lyrical gems like this.....
Remember when we lost the keys
And you lost more than that in my backseat
Yes, John.....except it was our lunch that was lost.
Bon Jovi sux, but, in a way, he’s right. All the best music that was ever going to be released was released before the year 2005. MP3’s and piracy have killed the music business’ business model. That’s just a fact. There is less economic incentive now, so the offerings aren’t as good. It’s Econ 101, folks. I didn’t like their imperialistic distribution model either, but the days of arena bands and 40x multi-platinum artists are long gone, my friends.
Paying $15 for a CD is about as magical as paying $15 in late fees at a movie rental store.
While I agree that there is some value in liner notes and physical packaging, I also don’t buy the “magical” experience of record stores and snotty clerks.
Yeah, and Bon Jovi missed out on the magical experience of using buggy whips like his great grandparents did...so what?
The same thing was probably said by band leaders and sheet music printers when the Victrola and records first came out
I did a search under Jovi and nothing showed up....hmmmm searched it the wrong way
Yeah, FR search is pretty weak sometimes.
It’s very funny when “rockers” go all middle-aged tut-tut-tut.
I’ve got news for Mr. BJ: the CD began to kill music when it eliminated “singles.” Kids who once bought one song and liked it returned to buy the whole album. But once CDs came out, they learned that there is a lot of junk on the album. So then when iTunes came out, they KNEW they didn’t want to buy the whole album, but rather “previewed” the songs.You can see on iTunes that, indeed, the better songs are the popular songs for the most part, and strangely, artists HAVEN’T yet adapted by only putting out really good stuff across the board.
The music industry SUCKED long before Jobs came along. My old record Co still owes me about $17,000 from the 70’s ... only it would cost me about $50,000 to PROVE IT.
Jon ... SHUT UP AND SING!!!
No kidding. He was a one hit wonder as far as I was concerned. Maybe the most over rated rocker in history too.
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