Billboard has an interesting Q&A with former RIAA boss Hilary Rosen, tying in with the tenth anniversary of Napster. She’s got some sharp words for the industry’s reaction in recent years.”There’s been this time period between 2002 and 2006, maybe 2007, when there just weren”t enough deals done,” she says. “There were so many innovative ways to deliver music and not a lot of licensing support from the music business. That’s not just the record companies, the music publishers have been really brought kicking to the table.”And there’s more: “The one lesson the industry did not learn after Napster was speed. When you’re talking about technology, you have to move quickly on opportunities.” It could be argued that many elements within the music industry still haven’t taken this lesson on board.

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