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Because the superstars are hot and firefighters aren't.
Lol. Well, if you think about it, firefighters are likely to be hotter than superstars will ever be...
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Besides... I think artists the superstar artists are overpaid. Why the hell should britney spears be worth millions when firefigheters and other noble jobs earn a fraction of their salary....
because britney spears doesn't wear undies
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Because the superstars are hot and firefighters aren't.
There's some girls who might contest that fact.
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post #14 of 22
I'm not gonna lie...This is stupid. Artists should get most of the money to begin with. This is why I like indie music. They make the CDs themselves, or are on an indie label, and get most of the money. Also, they aren't fake and crappy.

My buddy runs an indie label/studio and it's pretty sweet. He does it for the cheap to get small artists off the ground. But you know what? He could technically take most of their money if he wanted....

He just has appreciation for art, and likes to share his and others music.

RIAA should take a lesson from my buddy.
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Your buddy sounds awesome. Feels weird talking to you after youre now admin..On the server I mean.
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post
If they pull this one off, we'd see artists playing at more contests or getting some more real jobs.
I like the sound of that.
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He just has appreciation for art, and likes to share his and others music.

RIAA should take a lesson from my buddy.
The RIAA is not about music - it is a business. Their object is to make money, and they do a damn good job of it.
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post #18 of 22
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I'm not gonna lie...This is stupid. Artists should get most of the money to begin with. .

yeah, remember the old days when the TALENT got 80% and the maanger got 20%....if they were a good manager? Now, the studio's OWN the artists.........they take all the money and give them a small salary of it.

Real jobs? Ever notice how every big and medium singer has multiple sponsorships for products?? Ever see Def lepoard or Van Halen try to sell Gillette razors or Orange Juice??? No.....that's what these people have to do to make their millions (and the studios get a percentage of THAT money as well).....

The sad fact is, the artists have all the power and they don't realize it (most are too stupid LOL)......the RIAA has NOTHING without them......there is no law that says all music must be produced by a studio, or go through them (although I am sure they are working with their friends in Congress to get that passed like they did with the Digital Millennium Act)......if the talent stops using the studios, the problem will sort itself out right quick......
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Most of the reason (I would guess) that artists deal with the RIAA is marketing and distribution. It's kinda hard to distribute your music on a national or international level without a corporation or two behind you
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Anyway - Spears generates a lot of money and that money goes to somebody. Why should that money go to the executives of the single most anti-tech, anti-consumer, greedy organization instead of the artists responsible for the revenue?
The problem with this analogy is that Britney, and all the pop bubble-gun crap out there, and even much of the actual good stuff, would never have generated one red cent without the music labels "creating" the star. They spend a lot of money creating their "product". And like rabidgnome said, they are a business, and have a right to recoup their investment, plus profit, on the product they created. Rare indeed is the musician who can achieve superstardom without a record label backing them.

Not defending the RIAA here, anyone who knows that I hate anything anti-consumer, and the RIAA is about as anti-consumer as they come. Just pointing out that this is the business model of the recording industry as it stands today. Like Thumper said, the artists do have the option to go their own way. The risk of going nowhere fast are infinitely higher, though.
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