The Hollywood Reporter: Music Downloads Go Gold, Platinum.
Well, it means that despite the fact that the RIAA threw a cocktail party for the California District Attorney's convention yesterday (yes, free drinks and a CD), the music industry hasn't totally lost perspective, wanting to still get the download sale chits counting toward gold and platinum albums.
You know, it would be nice if they considered the fact that just working with a single business model, one that counts downloads for gold and platinum albums and works with P2P (instead of trying to sue (or lockup?) every last online filesharer they disapprove of), would be so much more constructive than the bi-polar behavior they currently have. I mean, why not make these two things sync positively, rather than reflect in some cases negative and in some cases positive actions, depending on whether it benefits only the RIAA?Posted by Mary Hodder at July 02, 2004 09:06 AM | TrackBack