Steve Rubel made some comments in his Across The Sound podcast recently that made us think about the impact of the video iPod. Steve was, as they say, waxing lyrically...

Steve Rubel made some comments in his Across The Sound podcast recently that made us think about the impact of the video iPod. Steve was, as they say, waxing lyrically about his purchase of a video iPod. He said it was going to change his relationship with TV in a big way.

If we look back at the original iPod and iTunes – they changed music completely through the democratization of digital music. For many of us, it re-engaged us with music, made it easy to discover and buy music to meet our tastes. iPod allowed us to overcome a system created by record companies that forced music upon us. We even started buying singles again. Labels like Warner are now leaving the format of the LP behind to give us EP-esque formats to fit out lifestyle.

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