I was reading an article over at Wired News about the recent resurgance of the CD Single format. The article speculates that the rise of music downloading is pushing the single format back into main view. The argument is that consumers who have gotten used to getting “only the songs they want” either freely or from a legit service are no longer willing to pay full price for an album with 2 songs they like and 10 they don’t. But that’s not what I found interesting in the article:
“A RIAA spokesman declined to comment on the single statistics.
“We’re happy to talk about the aggregate impact of piracy, but as to what format our member companies market their music in, that is up to them,” said Jonathan Lamy, a spokesman for the RIAA.
The RIAA is approached for comment, and even though the subject has little or nothing to do with music piracy, they attempt to bring it into the discussion. God I can’t wait until this relic finally wakes up or dies.