Jon Bon Jovi - Jon Bon Jovi Accuses Apple Of Killing Music

Jon Bon Jovi has accused Apple and its Ceo Steve Jobs of "killing music".
Jon Bon Jovi, the American singer-songwriter who has reportedly sold over 100 million albums worldwide, says technology giant Apple and it's chief executive Steve Jobs are to blame for the death of music, reports the Sunday Times Magazine.The 49-year-old claims that the music industry has undergone a transformation since Apple introduced the iPod and iTunes. He said, "Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album". The singer then singled out Steve Jobs as being 'personally' responsible, saying, "I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: What happened? Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business".
Jon Bon Jovi's band Bon Jovi was recognised by Billboard Magazine as being the most profitable touring group of 2010. The band's 'Circle Tour' reportedly raised over $146 million after playing to a total audience of 1.5 million people.


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putting copy control programmes on CD singles that open doors to viruses and inturn terrifying computer users....is more of a reason to stop anyone from buying music cold.....corporate music companies producing cds with well worn vinyl not masters and labelling it remastered is a second entry in stopping sales of music
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Yeah, poor Jon, playing to over 1.5 million people, earning $146 million. Yeah, sounds like Apple and Steve Jobs are killing music. Music has changed, not died. Sorry it's not the 80's Jon. Time moves on, the muisic business is bigger than ever, more musicians have access than ever before, and you're still getting rich. I don't see the problem Jonny?
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jon you are totalally right . i miss the days of putting on my headphones , listening to music in my room. playing my favorite song over and over. getting lost in the music. it was such a good down time that kids just don't relize what they are missing.
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jon, your just angry because everyone else with more talent can get there music out there. and your ego is being a baby because now you cant dominate the music business with your horrible voice. retire and be happy for what you made. you had your time is the sun now do something else your just greedy!!!!!
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I totally agree. There's nothing better than buying an album and reading the notes and then finding songs you probably never would have heard because some suit decided they weren't single material. Not only is Apple (and corporate radio) killing music, all of those companies making the Nook and other reading machines are killing books and libraries and the written word. Pretty soon people will think that a long text is really a book. Sad, really sad.
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Really? I thought Bon Jovi killed music with its brand of ultra pop, sanitized, souless nonsense that he calls music. I don't think he's recorded a decent song since about 1987.
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Also, how does listening to it on an MP3 result in you not getting lost in the music?
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kids now days play song they downloaded, read who sings it to get the song , and forget who sings it. when we played music you had the album or now the cd , you had covers to get to know the group, even the words to the song, kids today don't even appreciate talent, it's not personal anymore. they just want to say they downloaded a song then they delete it when they tired of it. i still have my albums & cd's also cassettes. My son is totalally amazed at how i know the words to the songs. it has been fun!
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I agree with Jon that digital music has changed the way people buy music. This is more an argument about the value of albums really. People nowadays mostly buy singles, as opposed to back in the day, where people bought albums from record stores. I recall waiting in lines in anticipation, chatting up with other fans, admiring the artwork, reading through credits, singing along to packaged lyrics, etc. Albums used to be an outlet for artists to experiment with musical direction. They were sold as an overall package, in which risks were admired, but often weren't successful in releasing "all hits" albums. Thing is, all of that was part of the experience. The non-hits tracks were typically the riskiest songs in an album, and it gave the artists' music more depth, more continuity as a whole.I think Jon's trying to point out how this digital distribution model changes the scope of what producers subsequently release on their label, and here's why:Where profits are concerned, risk is costly to a business. Risk is a win-rare, lose-often proposition. With this new model, producers can just release "singles"... mass produced pop with no soul, that takes no risks, spreads like a viral video, and are cheap to distribute. On top of that, the mp3 needs no tangible packaging, and complements this corporate strategy quite well. Single-serving music probably best describes this model. It even follows the fast food system in quality, since mp3s are a "lossy" format.As far as the marketing: While it's true "sex sells", in terms of musical direction, it's FAR from risky. Reason is each year we are bombarded with the same themes, the same vibe, the same flow, the same beats, even the SAME SONGS, since sampling is now the norm. The biggest lie of all is that people are led to believe the same old formula is somehow risky. Also, it's now normal to accept lip syncing in live performances, and heavy use of auto pitch in recordings to cover up the fact these so-called "artists" can't even sing. Let's clarify another thing: We no longer have artists, because artists take risks. They can appreciate the character in imperfection. They belt out vocals with integrity. Lastly, they frequently explore true different directions, while somehow keeping their own identity. That's the art in music! This current model does not allow that to happen. It's just more of the same bling-bling-cash-money-pimp image that's being shoved down your throats. Great for parties but NOT something that will be held with reverence down the line. I think this is what Jon was after. I have to back him up there, because I do appreciate his band's earlier material. At the same time, I also agree with others that their current material is weak lol! They've really lost their edge haven't they?
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i believe bdknson hit nail on the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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