Why is rockstar Bon Jovi angry at Steve Jobs? Bon Jovi is throwing a lot of negativity at iTunes creator, Steve Jobs. The rocker claims iTunes killed the magic of listening to vinyl.Â But is that the real cause of Bon Jovi's anger or could it be money related?
Bon Jovi blamed Steve Jobs for "killing" the record industry with iTunes. Talk about passion for "the way it used to be", Bon Jovi should probably write a fewÂ screaming ballads about the nostalgia of vinyl records.
The rocker stated:
"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."
He added, "...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."
Perhaps, Jon Bovi should stop daydreaming about the past because it's never going to be that way again.Â For many of this age's teens, listening toÂ music and iTunes come hand in hand.
Teens really appreciate that music is now cheaper and easier to find, just as much as adults who also use iTunes. They might not even mind the difference in sound quality between digital and vinyl.Â Bon Jovi shouldn't be so quick to lament the format change.
Teenagers today have access to a wider range of music, that means they're exposed to more variety. Best of all, it's instant access to music and it'sÂ convenient. Having that accessibilityÂ actually promotes more musical tolerance.
Perhaps what Bon Jovi is lamenting the loss of money from the switch. The profit is way less if the song can be bought for a dollar than say, $15. Without iTunes, it can be agreed, many people probably buy an album because of a song or two.
Readers, what do you think Jon Bovi is really griping about?