eMusic's Pakman: Does he think the iPod is holding back overall music sales?

Peter Burrows

We’ve gotten scores of comments in recent days regarding a BWOL story called , and a related interview on this blog with Napster Inc. chief executive Chris Gorog. The vast majority of you roundly bashed Gorog’s argument that Apple was hurting overall industry growth by refusing to embrace the subscription model and by refusing to open up the iPod to rival services. Many of you predicted that concerns about download growth will evaporate on Dec. 26 once all those new iPods and iTunes gift cards are unwrapped. But sprinkled in the comments were a suprising number of references--mostly glowing ones--to eMusic. So I figured I'd check in with eMusic CEO David Pakman to get his thoughts on the topic.

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