Posts Tagged ‘Michael Eisner’

itunes_logo.jpegA network shirt and former network shirt took swipes at Apple this week.

Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal president: “We know that Apple has destroyed the music business – in terms of pricing – and if we don’t take control, they’ll do the same thing on the video side.”

Huh? Zucker is pulling NBC content off the iTunes Store over pricing and said it was “a relatively easy decision” because NBC only made $15 million last year on its iTS content. But how exactly did Apple “destroy” the record business? The labels seemed to be handling that job — $18 albums, no anti-piracy strategy — just fine before Apple came along.

Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO: “”[The studios] make deals with Steve Jobs, who takes them to the cleaners. They make all these kinds of things, and who’s making money? Apple! They should get a piece of Apple. If I was a union, I’d be striking up wherever he is.”

So Oprah Apple is making all the money or getting on iTS isn’t worth the effort? Zucker and Eisner need to do lunch and coordinate their whining.


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