Music is Out

A quick personal thought: Music isn’t hot anymore!

A year ago, when a new iPod was released you could read about it for weeks. With review after review. People discussing songs with links to iTunes.

When the latest iPods were released (the 2nd generation Nano being metalic and 2nd generation shuffle, now with colors) there was barely any buzz about it. A few days later and no one cares. Take the rumor that Apple is going to stop making iPods with a hard disk in them, in favor of flash memory. OK they are just evolutions of an existing item, but still. Even when Apple announced their thoughts on music, with intentions to deliver DRM free music, there was barely any aftershock. Something a year ago the record companies would raise hell over.

So if music is out… what’s in?