Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sony BMG forget past, condemn themselves to repeat it

Having caught a cold on their Connect Service, Sony BMG have decided to have another crack at selling their own music online. They've announced half-formed plans for a subscription-based service.

They are even considering going ahead if they don't get the other major labels onboard, apparently:

[SonyBMG CEO] Schmidt-Holtz: “The offer is more attractive, the bigger the music selection. I am not saying that it wouldn’t be interesting if we do it alone. But it would certainly not as exciting."

Oh, yes, a Sony-only service would certainly be interesting, as in "isn't it interesting that three-quarters of all the music you could want isn't available on this subscription, let's try somewhere else."