Hollywood vs. the record industry

Denver Post:
“The best-selling ‘Chicago’ movie soundtrack is available on CD
starting at $13.86. The actual movie, with the soundtrack songs
included, of course, plus
additional goodies ranging from deleted musical numbers to the
director’s interview and a ‘making-of’ feature, can be had for
precisely $2.12 more.”

A look at how the movie industry and the record industry have followed
different paths.  However, Hollywood shouldn’t pat itself on the
back yet.  In many cases, such as the VCR, it has benefitted from
luck rather than foresight.  The movie studios are even more
extremist on copyright than than the record labels, and it’s only a
matter of time before it bites them.