BON JOVI Blames APPLE For “Killing” The Music Industry!

By on 14 March, 2011

Jon Bon Jovi has slammed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, by suggesting that iTunes is “killing” the music industry!

The Livin’ On A Prayer hitmaker is saddened that children no longer enjoy the “magical” experience of buying records in a high street store because of the ease of downloading individual tracks onto an iPod…and he blames Jobs for the generational shift in music-buying.

In an interview with the The Sunday Times Magazine, Bon Jovi says:

“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.”

Yes, Jon…there’s something to be said for appreciating a physical album that you can buy – be it on vinyl or CD. But what about convenience?

When you’re dying to hear a tune on your walkman / MP3 player on your way to work in the morning, it’s great when you can buy it the night before and have it available whenever you want it.

I do still buy a CD now and again, but only when they release Special Edition versions that you can’t buy on iTunes.

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