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Posted: 24 May 07, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 24 May 07, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 24 May 07, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 25 May 07, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paha. Piracy kills music.... if anything it keeps music alive! Talk about an incentive to make better music, knowing that if you suck, people won't pay for it.

Ahem.... I'm being slightly facetious. However it is a point. If there were better product available, people wouldn't be as cagey about paying for it.


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Posted: 25 May 07, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God I hate the music industry.

Keep piracy alive!

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Posted: 25 May 07, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

Paha. Piracy kills music.... if anything it keeps music alive! Talk about an incentive to make better music, knowing that if you suck, people won't pay for it.

Ahem.... I'm being slightly facetious. However it is a point. If there were better product available, people wouldn't be as cagey about paying for it.

Ok, what is good music? Queen is, right? Is ALL of your Queen collection purely legal? :}


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Posted: 25 May 07, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Only the stuff that can actually be paid for!
Everything else is in the lap of the gods!!


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Posted: 25 May 07, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was an excellent video...as far as scare tactics go.
Bottom line is, the reason the RIAA is going after people for it is because they've noticed it's starting to hurt their bottom line...and that is all they are concerned about. They were making a nice, hefty profit on CD sales (do we need to go into how much they were actually making in pure profit?) and now that is starting to drop...so they are panicking.
I agree with Zebonka...there are tons of artists out there who got a shot via the internet (Lily Allen out of Britain, for example). Internet file sharing is the same thing that friends used to do when CD burners were invented...and there are still people who burn CD's from their friends. If everything that was out there wasn't so pre-packaged, similar sounding shit, then maybe there wouldn't be as big of an issue.
Besides, it does have one nice benefit...you can preview a CD before you buy it. I can't tell you how many times I've bought a CD for just a song or two, and the rest of the CD sucked so badly that I couldn't stand it. I felt robbed, wasting my money on a CD that was better used as a frisbee or coaster.
I buy CD's all the time...but they are artists that I support, artists who release good albums, not just one good song and then the rest of it is shit.


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Posted: 26 May 07, 05:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's fine that you preview the album and then buy the real one if you like it. But there are plenty of people who say, oh well, I have heard the music, I have it on my computer, maybe I can save my money now. For previewing songs there is 30 seconds extracts on online shoper's sites. But once you have the whole work, you are tempted not to buy the real album at all.


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Posted: 26 May 07, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm perfectly fine with music being free. It's not really my concern if popular recording artists have to drive a Mercedes Benz instead of a Bentley.


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Posted: 26 May 07, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:

I'm perfectly fine with music being free. It's not really my concern if popular recording artists have to drive a Mercedes Benz instead of a Bentley.


To Quote the best (Weird Al)

Don't take money, from artists just like me
How else can I afford another solid gold Humvee?

-Don't Download This Song off of the Album Straight Outta Lynwood

Celebrities in general make far too much money anyway...they could come down a few million bucks and I wouldn't shed any tears over it. Many of them have more money than they and their kids can spend in their lifetimes, and what goes does that do? You can't take it with you when you die.


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Posted: 26 May 07, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah...

I mean, the anti-piracy message is something I only take seriously from people whose lives as artists depend on it.
I laugh my balls off at Metallica and their kind. Music fans could download Metallica music from this day till the end of time, never paying a cent for it, and that bloody band will still never have a money problem (unless they blow their money on something stupid - in which case, it's THEIR problem, not ours!).

The old gag, "Yes, I'm sure <insert millionaire> is crying himself to sleep in the back of his limo".... don't get me wrong. At the end of the day, you really should just pay money for music you're going to be enjoying. But I refuse to pander to this bullshit message from on high that you're somehow cheating Bono out of his next meal by downloading his lousy songs instead of buying them.

Now... David Gilmour. There's an artist worth paying for!


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Posted: 26 May 07, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Record companies kill music. Hell, they've been doing it successfully for about half a century!

Record companies are the guys responsible for synthetic, carbon-copy style disposable pop; new talent hardly stands a chance of getting a recording contract, they reserve those for the new one-hit-wonders they keep hoping for.


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Posted: 27 May 07, 05:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mmm, sometimes I stay awake at night and wish Lars Ulrich would die.

It's true though. Music Man speaks fact as well. What puts my panties in a knot (they've got cherries on them) is people like J-'Remember-me-I-used-to-be-famous'-Lo who sing about still 'being from the block'. Like fuck. I would love to smash her face in with her own knee. *blood boils*. Still from the block. Is that how come you live in a billion zillion fafillion dollar mansion and drive a helicopter boat car zeppelin? I'm sure all the people from 'the block' drive/navigate/drive/pilot those! Grumble.

So in short - wishing for people, who are millionaires (and even if they're not), to die is okkkkkkkkk!


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Posted: 27 May 07, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Piracy Doesn't Kill Music I Do" t-shirts anyone?


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Posted: 27 May 07, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

"Piracy Doesn't Kill Music I Do" t-shirts anyone?


You know what? that really made me think! xD


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