The heartbreaking thing about Universal and Sony's announcement that they're going to start selling records when they first appear on the radio rather than a few weeks later is that they're acting so proud that they've come up with the idea.
Universal and Sony have both notified Ed Vaizey, the minister for culture and the creative industries, of their plans.Yes, they're that proud. It's only taken them, what, nearly fifteen years to work out that spending a load of time and effort getting a song onto the radio and TV at a time when it's impossible to purchase legally is a bad business move?
I wouldn't be trumpeting this idea. It really should be the sort of thing you just do quietly in case people ask what took you so long.