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They should have caught on earlier, dropped prices and set up their own online stores instead of letting companies like amazon and others do the reselling. They could be putting the same amount of money in their pockets and charging less per album! Regardless of mp3's being available for free most people will spend a few bucks to support an artist they really like, most people I know of anyways.

They also spent way too much money trying to fight the distribution of mp3's in court and such and suing little people for ridiculous amounts of money that they will never receive.

Their own lack of foresight of the future of music is what caused their collapse. They failed to evolve and so the next best thing came along and displaced them.
Edited by dmreeves - 3/23/11 at 1:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen00;12841541 
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-

The correct modern spelling is without hyphens...they are acceptable but unneeded.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nowadays
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nowadays
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nowadays
http://www.answers.com/topic/nowadays

And boo to Missouri accents.
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Originally Posted by Zen00;12838266 
But seriously, who bothers buying a whole album now-in-days anyways?
People who actually listen to music for more than its popularity, and prefer better sound quality.
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Originally Posted by stargate125645;12841757 
People who actually listen to music for more than its popularity, and prefer better sound quality.

This!

I hate low quality MP3s. They sound like total crap. But I'm guessing most of you don't have sound systems capable of demonstrating the difference in quality...
    
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Originally Posted by Epitope;12841798 
This!

I hate low quality MP3s. They sound like total crap. But I'm guessing most of you don't have sound systems capable of demonstrating the difference in quality...

I have a 7.1 surround system.

I have albums, but I've never bought one (all my music is produced by artists for free from OCremix.org)
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"7.1 surround system" doesn't mean it's good by default...it could be a computer sound system or a htib. Plus, 99% of music = stereo.
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I guess there's just no satisfying you.
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There is, you just need to be more specific. I could have a 7.1 system made up of $2 speakers, it doesn't mean it's good. You could have a great set of speakers for all I know, but you aren't very clear.
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This guy for example.
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Originally Posted by Epitope;12841798 
This!

I hate low quality MP3s. They sound like total crap. But I'm guessing most of you don't have sound systems capable of demonstrating the difference in quality...

In his sig rig he has an onkyo 7.1 system...it's still a htib, but one of the nicer ones. I'd rather have a separate 2ch system for the money but his isn't bad.
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Originally Posted by Epitope;12841798 
This!

I hate low quality MP3s. They sound like total crap. But I'm guessing most of you don't have sound systems capable of demonstrating the difference in quality...

So just download high quality mp3's or flac?
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