Rubin has a bigger idea. To combat the devastating impact of file sharing, he, like others in the music business (Doug Morris and Jimmy Iovine at Universal, for instance), says that the future of the industry is a subscription model, much like paid cable on a television set. "You would subscribe to music," Rubin explained, as he settled on the velvet couch in his library. "You'd pay, say, $19.95 a month, and the music will come anywhere you'd like........"
............"It will be very difficult, but what else are we going to do?"
What else can be done? If Rick Rubin could listen to me I would tell him about the Rights Model that could include the 'anywhere you'd like' subscription model and do so much more.