Brian Eno on the record industry: It’s the end of an era

Brian Eno in the Observer:

The record age was just a blip. It was a bit like if you had a source of whale blubber in the 1840s and it could be used as fuel. Before gas came along, if you traded in whale blubber, you were the richest man on Earth. Then gas came along and you’d be stuck with your whale blubber. Sorry mate – history’s moving along. Recorded music equals whale blubber. Eventually, something else will replace it.

Just so. Brian Eno has always seemed to be to be one of these incredibly intelligent people whose creativity and insights go far beyond the normal humanity. So I’m happy that he and I agrees on this, because it makes me feel really smart.

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