You’re damn right I call the tune

Leander Kahney says here that I’m now driving the music business. He also correctly detects that I picked off the weakest music company first — EMI — for a no-DRM deal. And he notes that I published that open letter about DRM a while back so that when the EMI deal happened it would look like it was my idea. Sure, the EMI guys are a little pissed about this, since in fact it was their idea. Oh well. You guys want to sell over the Internet? Well, I’m the gatekeeper. I got there first, and I figured out how to make this stuff work. Not you. Me. Remember the golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.