Steve Jobs is personally responsible for the decline of the music industry, according to soft-rocker Jon Bon Jovi, who accused the Apple CEO of killing music in an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine.
Bon Jovi lamented the fact that kids these days don’t get the ‘magical’ experience of buying an LP:
“Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it.”
The advent of the 99-cent download, he continues, has forced record shops to close their doors and put record execs out into the streets, marking the downfall of the music industry all together.
“I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’
Bon Jovi knows exactly what happened:
“Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.”
Perhaps JBJ isn’t getting his fair share of iTunes revenues? Thoughts, anyone?