Merge Record Labels and ISPs?
Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 16:02:36 UTC

What if the majors merged with ISPs? Easy answer: disaster. For starters, there is no single music company that can merge with a single ISP. Each country has numerous ISPs. A merger is not just a partnership. It is a combination of business entities that reshapes executive ranks, boardrooms and ownership. At the very least, the four existing majors are hardly going to merge into one large music company. Content companies do not need to own the distribution channel. And vice versa (it's true, Comcast). ISPs and record labels are vastly different beasts. In terms of company cultures, knowledge, skills and regulatory conditions, they are polar opposites. Website

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