Originally Posted by Stuuut
I think its more along the lines of people don't want to pay the rediculous prices the movie industry asks for a DVD. People are willing to spend money but the prices are just outrageous. Thats why the iTunes store works so good $1 a song...
I don't want to disagree with it because it does work - but getting a 14 track CD for $1 per song is just as bad as paying $16 for it retail, and promotes people to make garbage one hit songs to be played on the radio and flogged on iTunes at $1 a pop. The concept of a single is what ruined music in the first place.
Artists need to be able to promote and sell their own music for their own prices, and their success will dictate the fair market price for music. They don't need a digital distro service, a marketing agency or some contractual nonsense to make and sell music. The market is willing, the artists are capable, and every one else wants to stand in between them and make money. I don't need someone to tell me what to listen to or where to buy it.
People want to pay a fair price, and not feel like they are being run through some security check. That isn't hard - industry is greedy. As long as they can lobby for legislation, the media companies will continue to force our hands into a system that is broken and imbalanced, because they profited so well from the previous system in the same manner.
There definitely needs to be some control, but it needs to be impartial and progressive, not self destructive.Edited by _02 - 1/23/12 at 10:19am