The Who’s Pete Townshend on Monday branded Apple Inc.’s iTunes a “digital vampire” that profits from music without supporting the artists who create it.Townshend said that faced with the Internet’s demolition of established copyright protections, iTunes should offer some of the services to artists that record labels and music publishers used to provide.
Come on Pete. Apple is giving bands the chance to sell their music. Many of these artists wouldn’t have that chance without iTunes. Apple isn’t responsible for the demolition of copyrights, they are the company that is helping people to legally purchase music. iTunes is helping artists.