Pete Townshend to Apple: be less 'digital vampire,' more music teacher

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Pete Townshend to Apple: be less ‘digital vampire,’ more music teacher.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/11/CavCDh.jpg[/newsimage]Legendary musician Pete Townshend leveled some harsh criticism at Apple over its successful iTunes store this week, his dignified accent cushioning the blows. Contrasting iTunes with radio, the artist explained that the digital music download service is cash flow-driven but lacks more traditional revenue streams such as advertising and subscriptions. Townshend proposed that Apple should become more hands-on with the musicians who use its online shop instead of just sitting back and collecting an "enormous" 30 percent commission. 


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