Why Microsoft needs a music czar

Link: Michael Gartenberg: A Personal Note to Microsoft, It’s past time for Music Czar.

It’s not game over yet. The market is still nascent and there’s still time to act. There’s time to pull together what you need from your partners and really get out there to compete. The clock is ticking though and it’s time to get to work.

Personally, I think it’s actually much closer to game over than Michael thinks. Apple has such a tremendous lead in this area that it would take a truly disastrous set of errors to fumble the ball.  But then, history is littered with examples of unassailable leads that have been lost – just ask Quark.