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(Billboard)   Music Industry has spent $4B on secure digital music downloads. Has made $1M of that back.   (billboard.com) divider line 82
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2002-02-28 01:08:39 PM  
6000 songs in 2 days?

I could beat that :P

The RIAA is going to go bankrupt within 5 years. There is no possible way they can stop mp3s, except if they hacked into every computer in the world that has one mp3 on it and deleted it. Of course, if they did that, then hilary rosen (farking dyke) would have a nice shotgun blast through her chest.. but anyways.

Musics becoming free again, if they wanted to stop it, they could make the cds cheap. Of course, we all know that won't happen.
 
2002-02-28 01:08:50 PM  
Anyone:

In your opinion, would it be correct to state that as long as music can be played in any form or fashion, then it can be pirated?

Just wondering...
 
2002-02-28 01:09:21 PM  
Fb-,
I thought the other 3.99 billion went towards Metallica's hair plugs, Mariah Carey's Prozac bill, Whitney Houston's crack dealer, Britney Spears KY Jelly bill, etc.
 
2002-02-28 01:10:26 PM  
Man, back in college (81-85) I worked for "The Record Bar" and we just recorded anything we wanted and then put it in returns. In my years at 3 of these stores, I taped thousands of albums (w/ a 40% discount on the blank tape) Ah, good times.

But now I'm an cheap, old fart and need help. I loved/used Napster, can't get Morphus to work and Kazaa only works with PCs (I'm on a mac G4.)
 
2002-02-28 01:10:35 PM  
I think CD's are cheap. I got like 100 at Best Buy for $28 a week ago. And my Plextor 24x hasn't stopped cranking since. I just made a Neil Diamond / Tenacious D mix for my mom.
 
2002-02-28 01:12:34 PM  
Mrdark:

Yes. If you can get it to connect to your soundcard, be it a record player, tape player, cd player.. its recordable.
 
2002-02-28 01:12:39 PM  
Four billion spent, and i can still make a perfect digital copy of anything i want. Money well spent guys . . .


This just in; the RIAA has announced that the next generation of music media will be 8" vinyl discs. These discs operate by spinning with a "needle" placed them. The speaker was noted as saying " . . . they sound better anyway!" Also mentioned were the players for these discs, apparently they will be available with a large brass horn to amplify the sound."
 
2002-02-28 01:15:04 PM  
Freddiemiles1

Which Tenacious D songs? "Hump Her Sweetly"? "Gay Eskimo"?
 
2002-02-28 01:18:46 PM  
Sorry if i come off as a little pissed with this aspect of capitalism, but music has been around sinse before we were hairy half-apes and learning about fire.

Music is one of the most beautifull forms of human expression in existance. It has been soiled by these greedy goat rapists.

When beethoven wrote The Fifth, he didn't have ads or an agent. He had talent. He didn't have to dress "on the edge"

If these pantywaits singers of today had any talent they wouldn't need to be in pepsi commercials and shiat.

Todays music= sex, image, and lots of promotion.
nevermind they can't sing.

Long Live the Music.
 
2002-02-28 01:19:48 PM  
"Gay Eskimo" isn't a Tenacious D song. You should check out their album. www.tenaciousd.com
 
2002-02-28 01:22:07 PM  
Note to self:
drink less caffiene and get out more.
 
2002-02-28 01:23:38 PM  
Dumb Fark'd Up music industry.

If they spent the $4B in the form of reduced selling price of CD's they probably would have broken even.

When music CD's are as cheap as movie rentals Kaz, Morp and their ilke will just be a minor inconvience that they will have to live with.

Remember folks - those of you who still buy music CD's have just been over charged $3,999,000,000.00 How to you feel about that?
 
2002-02-28 01:24:15 PM  
Boycott the RIAA.
 
2002-02-28 01:25:40 PM  
"When beethoven wrote The Fifth, he didn't have ads or an agent. He had talent. He didn't have to dress "on the edge"

"Todays music= sex, image, and lots of promotion. Nevermind they can't sing.",/i>

I like your thinking... soooo damn true. Anyone hear heard of Sara Brightman ?? Wanna talk about can sing !! deeeamn! She has a voice of an angel.

 
2002-02-28 01:26:50 PM  
hmmmm...
 
2002-02-28 01:27:11 PM  
Music artists - how do you feel about not getting a piece of that $3,999,000,000.00 .

Between lowering the cost of the CD and increasing the payment to artists how many more CD would have been sold. I bet more than the 1,000,000 return on their "investment".

Inquiring minds need to know.
 
2002-02-28 01:27:12 PM  
"Now the internet is in full-swing. Music is free again.
If the record companies die (hopefully), the music will be put back in the hands of who it really belongs, the people."



Exactly. Bands will still be able to make money by actually PLAYING MUSIC in bars, on tour, and to the people. There was music before the RIAA came into being, and there'll be music afterwards.

Adapt or die, because the days of people paying $20.00 for a sliver of plastic and pretentious liner notes are over.
 
2002-02-28 01:27:28 PM  
Couldn't happen to a nicer industry.
And I hope satellite radio does the same thing to those ClearChannel farkers that mp3s have done to the RIAA.
 
2002-02-28 01:28:18 PM  
I have something to say finally. This isn't a socio-political thread so I hopefully won't start a fight.

I'm a musician and I play guitar for an independent band. We're not signed, we use the money we make from playing clubs to go to the studio and record and to produce our CD's. We're actually putting out our first full-length soon. Only making 1000 CD's to start and with full-color professional graphics and all that it costs us about $2 per CD to make. We have already decided to sell them for $6, its a decent enough profit and we don't have to give any money to a label.

In my opinion, file sharing is bad if you're already on a major label and you have millions of dollars...but you know, I don't give a fark if you live in a giant mansion and you're not making your monthly 30 ba-zillion dollars because I didn't pay for your CD.

File sharing is imperative to independent artists because we can get our music heard by _lots_ of people for free.

I guess, bottom line is file sharing isn't bad, its record execs that are bad, m'kay.

(Shameless plug for the band goes here: The Difference Engine)
 
2002-02-28 01:28:20 PM  
RIAA Executive rushed to the hospital.

Not for the squeemish (it's from rotten_com)
 
2002-02-28 01:32:43 PM  
LimeWire was good pre-version 1.8...
after that it's spyware infested... ick...
 
2002-02-28 01:35:11 PM  
Anyone:

In your opinion, would it be correct to state that as long as music can be played in any form or fashion, then it can be pirated?

Just wondering...


What I was getting at is this: The whole idea of the RIAA fighting this is the modern equivalent of Don Quixote jousting with windmills. There is no way, logically or theoretically, to win this war. It's not an issue of fairness or criminal conduct. It's a case of the recording industry being a dinosaur in the 21st century. It's like trying to blame the people riding in a train because you failed to be at the station on time.

It's !
 
2002-02-28 01:35:28 PM  
Not all musicians are multi-millionaires, I would guess most of them are worth less than a million. Except for the major pop stars, fark them anyway.
 
2002-02-28 01:50:06 PM  
HAHAHA! Couldn't have happened to anyone better. Napster gets millions of people interested in music again (which also increased sales) and the bastards shut it down.

BTW, I hope that freaking over-rated, greedy, horsefarker Lars Ulrich chokes on his caviar and dies a slow and horrible death.
 
2002-02-28 01:54:30 PM  
"File sharing is imperative to independent artists because we can get our music heard by _lots_ of people for free."

Excellent post. This is what the record companies should be looking at. If they had any brains they'd capitalize on the advertising value. Actually, I think this whole issue is a laugh riot. I love hearing how the RIAA's efforts are continually going down the toilet, and it doesn't stop! That's the best part. Every foot they try to put forward ends up in their mouths.

I write music for TV shows and file sharing is an excellent way to get your name out there. The music companies will die and be replaced by a model designed by the public, not by a bunch of suits who feel they should decide what the public wants. yeah!
 
2002-02-28 02:05:40 PM  
I hope Cliff Burton's ghost appears in front of lars while he's crossing a street somewhere and distracts him just long enough to get hit by a bus.
 
2002-02-28 02:56:01 PM  
The companies should just lower there farking prices. I can't believe they are too stupid to see that.
 
2002-02-28 03:24:18 PM  
Did anybody else see the URL of this article and think it said "music tom years"?
 
2002-02-28 03:30:23 PM  
Not all musicians are multi-millionaires, I would guess most of them are worth less than a million. Except for the major pop stars, fark them anyway.

exactly! they should drop the price of cds and give the artists with true talent more money.
or the song writers who write those mass produced pop songs (at least they have some skill besides wearing disgustingly skimpy clothes and shaking their arses.)
 
2002-02-28 03:39:27 PM  
QUARLIE - you're dyslexic - it says MU SIC TOMY EARS.

Thus begins the hyjacking of this thread.
 
2002-02-28 04:03:02 PM  
Hey, where are all the pro-record-industry voices?

Hahaha.
 
2002-02-28 05:04:27 PM  
I gave up on the music industry in general so long ago because all they do is release swill and act sanctimonious.

Not caring is what's hurting RIAA, if you're downloading music, you're still part of the problem.
 
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