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It’s good to see these numbers in black and white. But whenever I see this debate, I’ve gotta wonder about what kind of users are going to Spotify that might not buy on iTunes. Take your example: if you got 100 or so people who might never pay for a song on iTunes to stream your song, is that exposure worth it? For someone in your situation, is it worth seeing your music being streamed for peanuts to recruit casual listeners for some kind of pay? Cause I know there’s stuff that I stream on Spotify/Rdio that I would not pay for (Swift) and it actually exposes me to a lot of stuff I just don’t have the money to buy otherwise. And oftentimes, later I end up buying something.
Though we live on the US dollar, you and me we got our own sense of time.
Motto o the summer, 2013
Thankful to be hearing this for the first time. Also thankful that nobody can see me jumping around the living room. Thank you, savages. Thank you, windows shades
I say this with respect…You’ve out bonered yourself
So what’s the guy who won with a gif of a boner going to celebrate with? Ruh roh
Ooh ooh Incubus<canibus.
See what I did there?
Thank you for your willingness to share your own experiences, Amrit. It’s so important to think about this kind of hate in context. It doesn’t just exist as a madman killing free Americans who were practicing their faith, but also – and maybe to a lesser extent, but still – as kids ostracising a classmate for wearing a jura or a turban or a yarmulke or anything else. Or as people shouting “terrorist” at others in the months after 9/11.
This attack itself was chilling, but reading about this guy’s connections to the hate music scene was disturbing in a much more subtle way. I think we’re all here because we understand and appreciate the power of music, and it is deeply disturbing to think about that power being used as a conduit for hate. The thought that kids experiencing feelings of rebellion are pulled into the white supremacist scene by the music is really unsettling, because we all know how music can hit you at your core and channel your emotions. It’s a scary thought that music like this man’s is out there using that to lead people into hate.
I don’t know what I’m trying to say here, but I’m glad that there is a forum like this where we can discuss these things and have some healthy debate about music as a medium for positive change. Stereogummers have their disagreements and all, but hopefully always toward the end of exchanging ideas in a positive way.
This headline might as well read “New Chocolate Cake Only Available as Smell” or “New Sexual Position Only Available as Idea.”
I could go do this all day.