Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MIDEM 2009: If you can remember the internet, you hadn't logged on

Donovan has told MIDEM that the internet is the new 1960s. He has attempted to explain what he might mean:

"The dream of the '60s, of me and John Lennon and the others, was: How do we speak to everybody on the planet at the same time?

"The first answer was via satellite, but that didn't connect to everyone. Then John would say, 'How about telepathy?'

"Then we forgot about it until now we realize that the Internet fulfills that dream of communicating with everyone. I'm not afraid of the Internet because it's that the dream we had. The Internet is the new '60s as far as I'm concerned."

The use of internet rather than telepathy makes it easier, but the RIAA have already employed a lobbyist to encourage Congress to shape laws covering intellectual property rights in case people start thinking the new Kid Rock single at each other.