Warner Music Group CEO has some words for Steve Jobs

Edgar Bronfman Jr. believes that he and his buddies in the music industry “deserve” to share in the revenue streams generated by Apple’s iPods and the iTunes music store. He also wishes to push for music to not only be 99 cents but to be more.
Jobs previously had said that this was ridiculous and would drive the music industry to more piracy.
I have news for you, rich boy. The day you force iPod users to pay over 99 cents a song is the day you’ll see your company stocks soar…. straight into the ground. Apple has a loyal consumer base and a even more loyal customer satisfaction. The reason for that? Apple gives the customers what they want. Period. Are you going to do that? Probably not. Like all spoiled boys that squander their families riches, you too will not learn from this mistake. We won’t even need to fight the battle since Steve knows how to treat us…. with respect.
But I feel for the rest of those that work for you. They will be the ones that suffer for your stupidity.
UPDATE (9/26 12:10AM): BoingBoing’s Corey Doctorow points to an EFF post by Fred von Lohmann that basically said Bronfman is trying to pull the same stunt that he did when he was in charge of Universal and caught by the FTC for price fixing to keep CD prices high. Now that’s just stupid. Busted once already, but playing the same stunt twice? Come on.
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  • Exactly. The music companies are going to shoot themsleves in the foot if they get greedy over this. People are not going to pay significantly higher amounts to download music, they’ll just go back to piracy, as you pointed out.

  • Exactly. The music companies are going to shoot themsleves in the foot if they get greedy over this. People are not going to pay significantly higher amounts to download music, they’ll just go back to piracy, as you pointed out.

  • darkmoon

    What bothers me the most is that the record companies claim that it’s for the artists that they represent, but when the artists say they don’t care… then we all know who’s foot is in who’s mouth.

  • darkmoon

    What bothers me the most is that the record companies claim that it’s for the artists that they represent, but when the artists say they don’t care… then we all know who’s foot is in who’s mouth.