Was this the biggest mistake in the history of the music business? – Music Business Worldwide

Thomas Middelhoff – what a loser that guy was for BMG. And it also shows, that there was (and still is) just no appreciation or vision for digital content and digital culture in Germany.

What a shame.

Read the article, despite it’s sarcastic tone which I think could have been kept lower, it’s a good read.

“We hired a team, and we started acquiring properties for distribution, and just on the eve of watching our first release [hit the market], Thomas Middelhoff, who was then [head] of Bertelsmann, forced us to divest BMG Interactive – over my noisy objections,” says Zelnick.

Source: Was this the biggest mistake in the history of the music business? – Music Business Worldwide