Interesting-ish Age article about In the hype cycle, failure always precedes success
“One of the most useful ideas to come out of the analyst community in the past few years has been Gartner’s “hype cycle”. This handy tool explains the common phenomenon in the IT industry of new technologies and products being overhyped when they are launched, only to disappoint everybody before finally maturing and being widely adopted.”
According to this, “Releases of most EMI artists will be copy controlled, and will need to meet the requirements as set out on the back of the case.”.
So I’ll be avoiding EMI releases in future. My requirement is to listen to music, not keep their lawyers happy.