Robert X. Cringely: Son of Napster.
Cringely thinks laterally about online music. He says it would need $2million up front. I would happily donate $100 to help seed it.
Don’t get me wrong. It costs money to make music and somebody’s gotta pay. I know this from personal experience, having lived with a few struggling musicians while in grad school. But something is broken. There are too many lawsuits. Too much innovative technology under fire. Too much stop energy. There has to be a better way to ensure that musicians and songwriters can make a good living making the music we love. Maybe Cringely is on to something.