If you don’t have time to read: Maron offers 50 of the latest podcasts for free and a paid archive via an iTunes app and in-app subscription. Lefsetz linked to a paid archive interview, Marc let Lefsetz know and Lefsetz went off on his ‘recordings should be free, it’s about exposure, make up the money on the stage’ rant.
What Bob doesn’t seem to understand is that the reason some of his readers won’t pay to listen to Maron’s podcasts has less to do with Marc’s business model and speaks more to his authenticity as a tastemaker, or possible lack thereof. Interestingly Marc suggested that his business has never been better.
I believe it’s important as an analyst to live one’s assessments as much as is humanly possible, otherwise we’re no better than a clanging gong. And people get hurt …
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