Warner’s Middlebronfman: I wish we’d gotten more music pricing flexibility out of Steve Jobs

“Today is a big day for Edgar Bronfman Jr. — his last as chairman of Warner Music Group,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.
“A fixture in the music industry since the mid-1990s, Bronfman led WMG during a period of profound tumult, navigating a rough transition from CD to the digital download, and grappling with a generation of younger consumers who don’t always want pay for digital music,” Paczkowski reports. “Onstage at D: Dive Into Media this afternoon, Bronfman reflected on the evolution of the music industry, Apple, and the fate of EMI, which is currently being pursued by Universal Music.”

Apple from day one believed in music and content. That was the good news. The bad news is that they decided all songs where created equal, and I fought Steve on that. Ultimately, Apple got the better part of that deal. Ultimately, I wish we’d gotten more pricing flexibility. – Edgar Bronfman Jr.


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