September 26, 2000

Sept 26

There is all this talk in the media about people wanting instant downloadable music —– but when we sent out our own research from the sites, the overwhelming response was that they loved holding the object in their hands complete with the artwork presentation . After thinking this over, I realized that the people who buy my work as well as Swans and Michael’s..are more about the artist than the ‘song.’ For the people who listen to commercial ”play the hits'” stations, I can see how they are more about the song than the artist and they would be satisfied with downloading singles.

I think even this status will change in the future. Just as more and more people grow up with technology who of course never held a record cover in thier hands ..the time will come when there will be people who will have never held a cd booklet in their hands…

J