Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I agree with Michael... despite selling 750,000 copies of Ray Charles Genius Loves Company, Starbucks will have no impact on the recording industry and your ability to acquire the music you want.

However, Starbucks president Ken Lombard, disagrees. Citing the potential music buying audience nestled within Starbucks 4400 stores and 44 million weekly customers, Mr. Lombard was quoted in the 3/22/07 issue of The Chicago Tribune as stating that potential audience "could provide a transformational oppurtunity to the music industry, that would change how the music consumer would discover and acquire their music.

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