I friggin' love Neil Young, so when he talks, I listen.
Neil Young had some very interesting things to say on the stage of D: Dive into Media the other day.
"Young is calling for a new digital ecosystem of high quality music files and he believes that Jobs would have gotten there had he lived long enough. On the distribution side, Young isn't particularly concerned with the effects of piracy on artists, he's more concerned that the files that are being shared are of such low quality:"
It doesn't affect me because I look at the internet as the new radio. I look at the radio as gone. [...] Piracy is the new radio. That's how music gets around. [...] That's the radio. If you really want to hear it, let's make it available, let them hear it, let them hear the 95 percent of it.
I think he's right on point. Piracy is the new radio. There's no point fighting it, you may as well embrace it.
What do you think?