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Originally Posted by dontpwnmebro View Post
its more than just the artist that goes into the effort of producing and distributing music
Which is changing.... Many artists now rent out studios to record the music and then distribute and advertise it themselves online. I support this. The artist should get the biggest piece of the pie. This allows them too. Maybe if big record labels hadn't grown so greedy everything wouldn't be the way it is now.
 
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Maybe it has something to do with the quality of music being...... Pretty piss poor the recent years
This.
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Maybe it has something to do with the quality of music being...... Pretty piss poor the recent years
I have no incentive to buy music. 90% of the music produced today are so badly mastered, that I'm perfectly fine with the 128kbps quality that youtube offers.

Until you can produce music that are worthy of lossless formats, I see no point in buying them.
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I think their statistics are a little bit off... I highly doubt that 95% of downloaded music is obtained illegally.
I believe that.


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I have no incentive to buy music. 90% of the music produced today are so badly mastered, that I'm perfectly fine with the 128kbps quality that youtube offers.

Until you can produce music that are worthy of lossless formats, I see no point in buying them.
I agree, but I think he was referring to the artists themselves.

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Originally Posted by rebelextrm02 View Post
Which is changing.... Many artists now rent out studios to record the music and then distribute and advertise it themselves online. I support this. The artist should get the biggest piece of the pie. This allows them too. Maybe if big record labels hadn't grown so greedy everything wouldn't be the way it is now.
The current business model and production methods in the music industry are OLD. They just never adapted to changing technology and times and now they are crying.




If i had to, all id need for music would be di.fm, sirius, and pandora. Covers me for trance and country at home, walking, train, driving, boat etc.
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That's one thing I wanted to mention is that it's possible that more and more people are using internet radio instead of actually buying music.

Whenever I'm out and about, I always have pandora playing, so I never have the need to buy music...ever. Not only that pandora has a better selection then any normal radio station and the quality isn't even really that awful.
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To be rather fair with the fact that sales are slowing down, quality music production has been at a crawl for a few years now. There are only so many topics you can write songs about and only so many beats and rhythms you can use. Soon (already) music will be about nonsense and have no meaning.

Regarding piracy: The market will always fluctuate in other areas for any negative that goes on in certain areas.

More piracy has lead to:

MUCH more MP3 player and MP3 player accessory sales
More blank media sales
More audio equipment sales (subwoofers, speakers, DJ equipment)
More hard drive sales, whether internal, external, or flash drives
More people becoming fans of particular artists, attracting millions more to their live shows, which benefits the artists since their compensation on album sales is CRAP
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 1/20/11 at 10:44am
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Dump the trash they play on MTV, take out Rhianna, and sales might go up.
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Lmao at 95%. Come off it lol.
This.

Lets be realistic , they are never going to see those initial figures again. It´s a bit like asking why car sales or Tv sales are falling,...because everyone already has one, or two, besides most of the people I know are using software like spotify. Gone are the days of me buying an album on the back of a single.
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I dont feel bad. The money they make just from there 2 hour concerts is ungodly enough as it is.
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95% sems low to me, I don't know a single person beside me that have bought music since at least 2005, they don't care about quality anayway so MP3s are fine for them, I refuse to buy digital music because I won't pay the same price (or more) for MP3s, I want the real deal with a CD and the nice booklet.

And to the people that think that if better music wre to be produced sales would in,crease don't fool yourself, if people didn't have Rihanna or Justin Bieber they would buy even less and commit suicide.
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