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Last time I checked the music industry was still the music industry. it hasn't gone anywhere.
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Charging $20 for a CD is what did it. I can buy a full stack of blanks for less than that. They would sell a lot more discs if they sold them for $10 each. Viola problem fixed.

The Record labels have been gouging the consumer for decades and it's finally caught up to them with the advent of iTunes and every downloadable content provider out there selling by the track. I don't have to buy the whole album, just songs that interest me.

Bands make up the difference with their concerts, but even then they get bent over by ticket outlets who take a huge cut off the top. Then they have to pay their crews, the arena costs etc. Makes one wonder how Pearl Jam lasted so long in this corporate environment. Well not really cause they used their success to fight the greedy bastards. I may not agree with their politics but I do agree with that issue. The bands should make more than the Label. They are the people making the music after all. I don't see any record execs selling out concert dates in a matter of minutes. Most execs are complete unknowns.

The only good thing that came out of Metallica suing Napster is that the eTailers have to give something back to the artist, imho. If it had been 100% free(no advertising either) I doubt any artist would have been bent out of shape. After all the Dead encouraged bootleg copies. Figured it would get their music into the hands of the masses and their legacy would grow. It's too bad that model is lost on the rest of the business.

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Originally Posted by Arsin View Post
Radiohead, I believe, is selling their "King of Limbs" album in .wav
Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam both have their own sites as well I do believe those are FLAC content. Not sure since I have all their albums on Disc and have them uploaded in Apple Lossless at 320kbps. But I belong to their sites as well.

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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
Charging $20 for a CD is what did it. I can buy a full stack of blanks for less than that. They would sell a lot more discs if they sold them for $10 each. Viola problem fixed.

The Record labels have been gouging the consumer for decades and it's finally caught up to them with the advent of iTunes and every downloadable content provider out there selling by the track. I don't have to buy the whole album, just songs that interest me.
Precisely. They're greedy and always have been since the original cases of payola and such.
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
Apple Lossless at 320kbps.
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320kbps isn't lossless.
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320kbps isn't lossless.
Meh, I'm not gonna dispute that. It's all I have available to me and Apple calls it lossless.

But while we're on the subject of semantics, people buying Vinyl should probably stop to consider how those tracks were laid down. They aren't laid down live while a master vinyl disc is being carved up to be copied as true to live as possible. Nope they're recorded on DAT(or CD even) and then transferred over. We haven't had a true to life Vinyl format in quite a long time. Not since the late 70s' early 80s' I think. Most people who haven't heard anything from that era wouldn't know the difference if I pulled out a 1st copy of The Wall(Pink Floyd) and played it side by side to a new copy.

And unless you ever heard Hendrix you wouldn't understand that His format set the world on fire with the full channel usage of Stereo. One channel lays idle while the other runs the track only to stroll over every facet of your hearing. Man I luvz me those moldy oldies. Before I die I wanna have a collection like the one that was featured in Rain on Me. That stuff is EPIC.

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It would be rhetorical if the answer was obvious and not very disputable. The fact is many do.
Obviously, the fact is that many don't. Thus the thousands of articles on the the subject of "people don't buy full albums anymore."

Weather you, or your homie, or some dude you know buys all their music by the full album is completely irrelevant. The fact is that the vast majority of people who used to be forced to buy entire albums in the old days either choose to now buy individual songs or pirate the crap out of everything.

Facts are facts, even if they don't pertain to you. Besides, the question was supposed to be rhetorical.

And to the few posts above me, you should edit instead of double-posting.
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Maybe someone could get They Might be Giants, or Tally Hall doing stuff for them.
Ha, I know both of those bands, both of which are good. The first one did the theme song for malcolm in the middle. And yeah, if the quality of music wasn't so half-assed a lot more people would make an effort to buy it.
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Obviously, the fact is that many don't. Thus the thousands of articles on the the subject of "people don't buy full albums anymore."
There's a difference between what people buy and what people use, play, listen to when it comes to digital media.

Just about anyone that's a part of this community should easily be able to make that distinction.
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Obviously, the fact is that many don't. Thus the thousands of articles on the the subject of "people don't buy full albums anymore."

Weather you, or your homie, or some dude you know buys all their music by the full album is completely irrelevant. The fact is that the vast majority of people who used to be forced to buy entire albums in the old days either choose to now buy individual songs or pirate the crap out of everything.

Facts are facts, even if they don't pertain to you. Besides, the question was supposed to be rhetorical.

And to the few posts above me, you should edit instead of double-posting.
My bad Dude you could go through my history and you would see that I rarely double post. My bad for assuming this thread had enough movement in it to post twice in the span of time that I did.

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