∞ Bon Jovi says Steve Jobs killed the music business

Jon Bon Jovi is laying his cards on the table and the blame for the demise of the music industry at Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ feet.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]In an interview over the weekend, Bon Jovi said the experience we once knew of buying an album is gone. He lamented that the brick-and-mortar stores are disappearing, thanks to the success of the iTunes Store.

“I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’ Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business,” said Bon Jovi in an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine.

For many consumers today, they don’t know what it’s like to go into a record store and buy an album or CD — at least the way we used to. But I’m all in favor of the iTunes Store and what’s it’s been able to do for music.

I purchase much more music now than I ever did before. I think a lot of that comes down to convenience for me. I want it, and I want it now. With iTunes, that’s what I get.