I saw this yesterday and for some reason it stuck with me:
‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ drive music sales – Internet- msnbc.com
There’s really a lot to this when you think about it. Here’s what I see:
- user’s want to be in control. They don’t just want to listen to music, they want to be part of creating it.
- the music studios spent way too much time worrying about DRM and not nearly enough time worrying about how they could provide a better experience
Dead End trailer for their customers. There’s still time though. There is a lot to the music experience that the record labels and the artists have unique access to that, if given a chance, would make for very loyal fans. They just have to re-work their thinking to focus on the total experience of music, not just th recorded track.
- MTV is really smart. Their acquisition f the company that put out Rockband shows they really get it and will remain a force in the entertainment industry for years to come.
- Guitar Hero (and I guess Rockband although I have no first hand experience) are way to addictive to complely non-talented people like me to be good for society. I leave that comment to stand on its own with no further explanation lest I loose the few readers I have 😉