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post #21 of 32
There's no way those statistics are correct, or at least truthful.

However, of course digital music sales/music sales in general are slowing when it's as easy as typing Artists Name - Song (hosting website)
post #22 of 32
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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.
yea, i wouldn't know much about that whole independent thing going on with artist. i've only bought albums from 20 years and back and labels still own rights to these works.
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by Setzer View Post
Maybe it has something to do with the quality of music being...... Pretty piss poor the recent years
^This \hread.
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

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,
Live in the nineties much?
Mp 3s And storage are obsolete,
Who needs to burn music when you tube is just a click away On your droid stored on remote servers and you also get the visuals to accompany the audio




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4.6 billion, with 5% population sales, am i making that assumption correct?

If so, so 4.6 x 20...., that's crazy...
if my math is right that is... oh I need sleep.
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It sure doesn't help that services like itunes offer low quality music. If they started supporting flac or at least higher bit-rate music they'd see sales go up. Also, I have to agree that a great deal of mainstream music is absolute garbage.

Does anyone still like going out and buying a CD with the shiny jewel case? (mind you, then going home and ripping it to flac). I still find a neat phenomenon with getting a new CD.

Nonetheless, I still like having a physical copy of a digital one for there reason that it is both convenient and kinda neat in the day and age of everything being done online.
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post #28 of 32
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Maybe it has something to do with the quality of music being...... Pretty piss poor the recent years
+1!

When the industry "leader" is Justin Bieber, I'm surprised the whole industry hasn't just tanked and gone Chapter 11.

Really, next to old stuff, there is just so little to buy - oh, except for people doing covers of old stuff. The industry jumped the shark at some point, probably when American Idol became the font of talent...
post #29 of 32
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Dump the trash they play on MTV, take out Rhianna, and sales might go up.
Considering the fact that the industry is posting these losses, even after the "salvation" of Michael Jackson's death that pumped money into it with the buying frenzy.

I don't know about MTV, but in the old days, they used to have Friday Night Videos, where they would play different songs that performers had put on video tape, and it was pretty cool. Maybe they could bring that back, you know, have some videos on TV, maybe as a show, and start drumming up some interest.

Of course, when the American recording industry became stagnant before, it was the angst and fury of British youth that got things going. God save the Queen!
post #30 of 32
Actually, maybe I am looking at this the wrong way but I bet if you counted things song for song it might be 95% pirated...and here's why.

When somebody is pirating music, they can download a TON of songs fairly quickly. And often times they won't listen to them that much anyway. Who doesn't know somebody with a few Tera's of music that they have only listened to 35% of. I know at least 3 people exactly like that without even thinking that hard. So in terms of shear volume I bet they aren't that far off.

Now would those people have bought all those songs if the free versions weren't available? No, but that gets into an entirely different discussion.
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