According to Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi, Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business. In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine Jon Bon Jovi accused Steve Jobs for killing the music business with the 99-cent instant gratification offered by iTunes. He said that few people seem to care about with digital downloads and the young listeners are being robbed of the joys of physical media.
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. God, it was a magical, magical time. 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?’. Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.
For your kind information Bon Jovi sits with Steve Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell Jobs on a White House panel. The next time they will meet this should make for an interesting conversation.