Peter Kafka

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Is Warner Music a Buyer or a Seller? Goldman Sachs Says "Yes!"

Warner Music Group has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for all or a portion of the music company, reports the New York Times. Warner Music Group has also hired Goldman Sachs to help it buy all or a portion of longtime rival EMI Music Group, the Times reports. The Times politely calls this an “unusual two-track process,” but it makes perfect sense for Goldman, which gets paid no matter what.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work