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Sunday 6 July 2008

Well, here we are in the second half of the year. I think it might be time for me to review some of the predictions i so foolishly made at the beginning of the year. Here they are with some updates:
The turmoil in the record industry will escalate at a frightening pace resulting in:
The end of DRM
The creation of some kind of musical collective distribution mechanism
The demise of one of the big 4 record companies.
A slew of litigation and pathetic prosecutions from the big 4 record companies.
Gig prices will go up.
Well, i'm doing reasonably well so far on this one - we'll keep an eye on it through the next 6 months and the critical build up to the christmas sales.

Outside the music business
I would expect similar changes to start to permeate into all areas of commerce
We appear to be getting this a bit but not as fast as i was expecting (ever the optimist me).

Arsenal will win the football premiership
Hmm, wasn't exactly on the nail with this one...

Glouscester will win the rugby premiership
Well, i made a good stab at this one, they won more games in the actual league than anyone else, it was just the bloody play-offs that did for them. I'm claiming a degree of accuracy on this!

No-one will actually read this blog all the way through
Surprisingly i was wrong on this too

The best selling record of 2008 will be Drew Stephenson's first EP (hell it's my dream alright!)
Well now, this would have been helped on its way if we'd got our arses in gear and actually got the damn CDs available before July. But they should be hear any... day... now...

So that was the half year, mostly wrong but with occasional flashes of brilliance.

For what it's worth, Nadal to win this afternoon and Valverde to win the Tour De France.

Oh yes, and at the moment i'm listening to FDR and they're bloody good. Check 'em out here:

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