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I like this guy. He should have a word with the guy in the picture up there.
Never said broken. Never said closet. You are taking a lot of strait answers I gave and just throwing negative adjectives on them to help your argument. Good technology is getting cheaper and cheaper. This is how we got into this mess in the first place. Also, I pay for Internet. All aspects. Email, web streaming on YouTube, the list goes on, downloading is just a piece of that pie. I go to live shows all the time and see great bands. Support them that way. Great music isn’t about money, it’s about artistry. I’d rather have 100 talented artists singing I their closets, then 10 label products singing in a studio.
100% true, but few care.
danner – each individual haircut takes time. He can’t give one haircut and then apply it to 1 million people in the span of seconds therefore the analogy doenst hold water. Also, as I have said before, you are talking about things that have ONE source of revenue. Soup for eating. You buy it you eat it once. Haircut, you get it, your done. Bands tour. Bands sell merch. Bands liscense music for commericals and movies. There are many ways for a band to acquire revenue, it’s just that the market is changing and the idea of the physical song making money is going away. The songs are more so commericals, samples, for furthered fan base support. That means those big time musicians will be making arguably less money, but with people now gaining access to hundreds and thousands of new bands material with ease, more bands can find moderate success. Oh well, guess musicians will have be that without making billions and do it cause they love it. Wah.
Speaking of people who should shut up, how about a history lesson. Pre-In Rainbows Radiohead was under EMI, which they left to SELF RELEASE their next two albums. XL Only got involved in the printing of physical copies of the album. Get your facts straight before you start with your childish personal attacks.
Psst… Look up.
There are cheaper alternatives for all of those. And you don’t have to tour to sell merch, the Internet can do that for you. Little bands can start little.dont need big recording studios. Music is becoming easier and easier to record with technology advances. I am good friends with an indie band from a medium sized city who built their own recording studio! Actually, I know a few who have done this with a Mac and some recording equipment. Indie bands don’t have to have big expensive recording processes, I’ve seen it first hand. When they get bigger, get songs on commericals, shows, etc to get money, can make money from touring and merch, they can afford more, and so on. Don’t need to make CDs either, just go digital. It’s all easier than you make it sound.
You listen to songs over and over again, and often quickly. Comparing something that takes 4 minutes to something that takes a week to months is stupid.
Wow. This is idiotic.
AND to follow that up, if you could download soup, I would be 100% for people downloading soup for free, feed the world, make the world a better place. Sell advertisements on your soup downloading website. If the soup is being bootleg, you could look at the nominal price of making soup to download and do it through chairty, taxes, etc. life finds a way.
the first flaw of these arguments is when people try to compare digital files to things that are tangible. Walk into a store with soup, they have 30 cans. Go online. Infinity symbol. No to mention, you don’t buy soup merch or soup tickets to see soup live. Argument doesn’t work.
a lot of artists don’t want to be on labels, but right now In this ever changing market it makes it easier for them. That’s why you are seeing big artists break away from labels (Radiohead) or start their own. It’s a nessecary evil that is slowly fading away.
Id say that about 40% of my entertainment budget goes towards music. I love it, and love supporting these artists. Also, I havent bought an album in years. Say what? Yep, if it wasn’t for music I could listen too off the Internet, spottily, friends sharing, and downloading, I probably wouldn’t know 80% of the bands I know today. And I end up going to see them live, pay 25 to 70 dollars a ticket to see them live, and often by a band shirt while there. Wearing one now. But I guess I’m an awful person. I should only know 10 big bands, just see them live, buy their albums, etc. the old way is dead mr. Cracker, times are changing, wait and see when the dust setles.
95% of people could care less about flac files. Crappy mp3s at at least 256kbs, don’t sound that bad. I’ve known people who have had iPods full of 128kbs music who couldn’t have cared or noticed less.
You make the most valid point here gruff. Music is not something invented by the label, and the idea of putting songs on 13 song discs and selling them for profit is not the entirety of music. It can change, it should change. Music should be free to the masses, and I see NOTHING wrong with the idea that music, much like commericals, are made as advertisements for an artists live performances (which already cost an arm and a leg and sell out all the time) merch, and other uses in media, movies, etc. who is to say that musicians have to be billionaires if successful? The market has changed and it allows more bands to be successful via the Internet and it allows for less label control and less big money bands. I’m sure the lead singer of cracker had dollars signs in his eyes, but I guess if he is going to keep doing it it will have to be for the love of the music. If he doesn’t, someone who does love it will….
500 Million in lost Revenue? Thats such BS. You know what a lot of people would do if they couldn’t get that stuff for free? THEY WOULDN’T GET IT AT ALL. 0 Revenue either way.