Must say we had a great time each evening at the Gibson Tent just outside
the Convention Center where they had a happy hour sponsored by Jack Daniels and the drinks and the music
flowed. We were happy to see ole Skunk Baxter from the Doobie Brothers and the Nelson's, who are the son's
of the late and great Rickey Nelson. Gibson made a move into the digital music world with their WURLITZER
DIGITAL JUKEBOX. As far as the music companies moving into the digital age, this show Gibson as a leader.
I have no doubt that the Gibson brand is going to be more seen in the world of music delivery and not just as
a instrument company. Gibson as many of the electronic and computer companies are all jumping on the
digital music download band wagon.
The world of music converged with the electronic and computer world in a big way at CES in 2004. I kept getting
the feelings that Apple, Microsoft, HP, Sony, Panasonic and others are going to be the new Music Lables of the
new present and near future. They seemed to have embraced the music needs of the Nation and are on the
cutting edged themselves by the nature of their new delivery systems right in the middle of the game now. As
Tower Records, Warehouse, and the music labels contend with bankruptcy and mergers...we will see a new
playing field grow for the delivery and producing of music. Remember the guys in the computer electronic world
are billionaires...while many in Hollywood are cutting each other's and the artists throats over just millions...
13 year old guitar sensation Nick Sterling