Blender is one of the masters of creating lists and let’s face it we all love lists as a good starting point for ‘yes, that’s bang on’ or ‘no way, that’s insane’ conversations. Blender’ latest renewal of the top 20 music industry screw-ups is a corker, not only because it contains reminders of things past that need reairing every once and a while but more significantly because of the public acknowledgement that suing Napster out of existence was the dumbest, most short-sighted thing ever (so far).

I worked for and with labels for a long time and there are some really brilliant folks involved but there are also some of the dumbest schmucks you’ll ever come across. The Napster decision was a collective one though and a real corker.

I wonder if Dick Rowe is happy to finally be knocked off the top spot?

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