There is a lot of talk about digital downloads destroying music (or should I say, the music industry). Radiohead have given their album away for free – others will follow.
But downloads are just the tip of the iceberg. What will happen in the future is that music is going to be just there.
Like radio. On demand. Anywhere. Think a song. Listen to it. No downloading needed.
What this means in turn is that live performances will become more and more important and people will pay for those.
Everything digital will be free. Everything real will have a price.