‘Music Is Not a Loaf of Bread’

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot online for free before releasing it on Nonesuch Records. ” />

Almost as if on cue, Wired News talks with Wilco about their decision in 2001 to walk away from their then-record label (Reprise) and release the album free on the internet.

Now three years later, they are larger than ever and have a new label that is much more internet friendly and visionary (Nonesuch) than their previous label.

I realize it’s not the exact thing I was talking about in my well-timed dialogue on the changing landscape of the music scene and my perception that I don’t believe Gates or Jobs either fully "get it", but the timing was so perfect that I can’t help but point it out.

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