MusicNewz - 11/1/11 - Email To: This Member or A Friend
Pete Townshend of The Who calls Apple's iTunes a 'digital vampire'
By Daniel Eran Dilger
Published: 06:54 PM EST (03:54 PM PST)
Just in time for Halloween, artist Pete Townshend of The Who has branded Apple's music business a 'digital vampire,' suggesting that iTunes profits from music without giving popular artists all the benefits they enjoyed under the record labels and music publishers.
In a report by the Associated Press, Townshend decried 'the Internet's demolition of established copyright protections' and said Apple should replace the services formerly offered to musicians by the music business before it largely collapsed.