Have a read of his Open Music Model. There’s some interesting and innovative stuff there but I can’t see a whole lot of the old-school industry going for it. Shuman has an understanding of the nature of the net, which they haven’t, and that’s why his vision is based on reality. Whereas theirs is based on sticking their fingers in their ears and going ‘la-la-la,’ waiting for that nasty cyberwent to go away.
Incidentally, he’s a handsome bloke with an excellent academic background and a brown belt in karate. Maybe it’s time for an Indian James Bond? 🙂