Subscription services ultimately work better than downoad services, according to Ted Cohen , Senior Vice President, Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music

“Right now we have choke points on how music gets exposed to you. On subscription services it’s a more level playing field, because you’re not competing for one of the 20 slots on the front of the music store. You may want to own a song, but if I have ubiquitous access to it why would I want to ‘own’ it?”