In an open letter that reads like a post on Passive Aggressive Notes, Rolling Stone magazine unleashed a big sarcastic thanks to the record industry for its never-ending implosion.
One reader, in a post on Hypebot, points out that "YouTube came along and ruined the point RS was trying to make. Too bad kids still use file sharing services to get music. Too bad Pandora, MySpace and The Hype Machine offer the music discovery RS seems to think doesn't exist any more." Not sure I agree about the YouTube point — YouTube isn't taking down music videos, lame record companies are.
One has to wonder what Rolling Stone thought this letter would do so late in the game? This is just an expired dinosaur lecturing another expired dinosaur. Farewell, corporate music vampires.