figure 1: Bronfman doing the evil fingers thing

Edgar Bronfman (ridiculed previously) actually had some positive things to say about iTunes recently, totally unbidden. He said that the music industry execs "used to fool themselves" and their dismissal of online markets put them "at war with consumers." I don't ever take it as a good sign when they refer to possible customers as consumers. But, my guess is that now that Warner is building their new online store, they've realized that it's not as easy as it looks. So here's my premonition: Warner is probably ripping off the iTunes look and feel left and right with their new music store. That, or they figured it was too hard and they're scrapping the thing, opting instead to dive wholeheartedly into the iTunes scheme.