Monday, December 17, 2007

CEO of Universal Music Is Clueless

Universal Music's CEO is an idiot, plain and simple. The guy must have gotten his job through nepotism or the lottery...he knows nothing about music, business, or common sense.

From Techdirt
There's no one in the record company that's a technologist," Morris explains. "That's a misconception writers make all the time, that the record industry missed this. They didn't. They just didn't know what to do. It's like if you were suddenly asked to operate on your dog to remove his kidney. What would you do?"

Personally, I would hire a vet. But to Morris, even that wasn't an option. "We didn't know who to hire," he says, becoming more agitated. "I wouldn't be able to recognize a good technology person -- anyone with a good bullshit story would have gotten past me." Morris' almost willful cluelessness is telling. "He wasn't prepared for a business that was going to be so totally disrupted by technology," says a longtime industry insider who has worked with Morris. "He just doesn't have that kind of mind."
Universal Music's CEO Gleefully Explains How Clueless He Is