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The real problem doesn't lay with the music guys, come on, some of it is fabulous STILL!

The real problem lays with the corporations, the artist are getting screwed!

So, they took matters in their own hands, and essentially want to take the power out of the corporations hands! The corporations are wailing / crying FOUL, which of course this only entails them making big $ in law suits... (Wrong anyone for $ = Profit!)

The truth of the matter is, the music corporations are failing because we the people refuse to submit! Score one for the dark!

Free Enterprise NOW! <<< This is what the Internet stands for, of course the ISPs want to put an end to this by capitalizing on data flow... (Hence data caps)

The ability to market a product or your skills by YouTube, (hence Justin Bieber a youtube star), could be and avenue to success...


YouTube could be a solution of the future!

Though, the artist still need a way to sell their music without the mega corporations stealing most of the profit from sales!

Piracy = Proof of the statement, "Necessity is the mother of invention!"

The need for more affordable music is what spawned piracy, that doesn't make it correct, nevertheless, artist will find a way to reach their intended audience, the consumer, not the corporation!
Edited by _GTech - 3/23/11 at 12:34pm
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I can record Youtube vids with Fraps, and then encode them to 192k MP3s.

Never done it before, but I could. Just saying.
And it'd still sound like crap. Using youtube as a music source is lame.

Anyway, I'm glad the statisticians and economists in the article had some sense about em. Piracy is not equal to lost sales.
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If girls like Rebecca Black can break into the industry, then the answer to your problem is obvious :/
I support Black Friday.
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Did file-sharing cause recording industry collapse? Economists say no




And in other news, the sun rises, daily!

But seriously, who bothers buying a whole album now-in-days anyways? It seems single record sales made the most difference, and now record companies just have to get used to the less than desirable profit margins, or just get better talent that produces better songs. Maybe someone could get They Might be Giants, or Tally Hall doing stuff for them.
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i do, you jerk
First I was then I was

Seriously, your comment is rather lame. I'm a jerk because I don't know anybody who buys whole albums rather than just the song they like now-in-days?
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The compact disc still has its place. And will for a good time to come.
    
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First I was then I was

Seriously, your comment is rather lame. I'm a jerk because I don't know anybody who buys whole albums rather than just the song they like now-in-days?
Yes. And it's nowadays
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+1. There's something about listening to a whole album at once that you just don't get from shuffle mixes.

I get tired of songs in short order, even my favorites. If I only listen to the ones I like, I run out of music very quickly.
I agree. If I picked and chose only the songs I liked the most from the album then I would tire of those songs pretty fast. Even listening to an album out of order makes it less appealing. The only reason I would pick and choose is if I really hated the songs on the rest of the album. The songs would have to be absolutely terrible to the point of annoying and with some bands this is the case.

I used to download music off a share server we had at our school. Now that I have the income to buy better speakers and headphones I grow tired of the poor rips. I try to buy CDs of artists I like so I could rip the music to the file format of my choice. The problem is that CDs are still plenty expensive and buying a CD for only one song is such a waste. I use Youtube to listen to most of the tracks in order to determine if a CD is worth buying or if it's better to just buy the MP3 track.

I also enjoy going to concerts but they get so expensive. Last Nickelback concert I went to was $100 a ticket after all the fees. At $10 a beer and $50 a shirt it gets to the point where going to the casino is a better investment.
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If it's an album from a band which I'm a huge fan, then yes I buy the entire album. If not, I just buy the songs individually.

Anyway, vinyl>all
     
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Yes. And it's nowadays
Actually it would be now-a-days, hyphenated like that is an older way of writing, but still acceptable.

I'm saying it with a bit of an accent from Missouri, so hence the -an-
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