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  A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing
Subject:   Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves
Date:   2003-06-28 11:57:22
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves

You are all a bunch of ignorant monkey fucks. I have heared all this talk about a "revolution" in the music industry, but no comments on how this is to come about or how it is to work. How is the artist(s) supposed to pay for his or her recording, distribution, and promotion without a record label? How is he/she supposed to profit from it when their music can be downloaded for free? If someone could please enlighten me on how this is supposed to work, i might change my mind on the subject.


I am a musician and i have spent the last eight months in a studio recording. I have done this at my own expense. I have spent every ounce of free time that i have in my music. Believe it or not, it is EXTREMELY hard work. I play 3-4 shows a week, and have been doing so for the past 3 years. I put everything that i have into this, and would like to one day reap the benefits of my struggle.


This would be utterly impossible if people could recieve the fruits of my hard work for free over the internet. How does a musician win in this situation? He can't.


Maybe i'm different from most people, but when i listen to a song on the radio, i can tell if the band is worth a shit or if its not. Therefore, i don't buy CDs with one or two good songs on it. Your argument about that is just an excuse for wanting to get your shit for free. I don't buy one ounce of that argument.


People, believe it or not, we live in a capitalist society. The concept of capitalism implies that if you want goods, services, or entertainment, you have to pay for them. I agree that CD prices are too high, however, I remember them being much lower before napster hit it big. It is true that many labels own all of the rights to the artists (which i definitely do not agree with), but that is not true in all cases.


I guess my argument is, if you guys get your way and get all of your music for absolutely free ... what then? After you've choked the life out of the music industry, where does new music come from?


Way down the road, when the bands that you love start to get dropped from their record labels, where will your music come from. I promise you will be singing a different song then.


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    2003-08-12 05:05:13  anonymous2 [View]

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      2003-07-04 05:23:31  anonymous2 [View]

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    2003-07-02 19:29:30  anonymous2 [View]

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      2003-07-27 13:58:08  anonymous2 [View]

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