Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Idolator)   Break out tiny violins, don't forget to pay royalties when they're done playing: Layoffs confirmed at RIAA   (idolator.com) divider line
    More: Interesting  
•       •       •

1740 clicks; posted to Music » and Business » on 26 Feb 2009 at 2:40 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



39 Comments     (+0 »)
 
2009-02-26 12:21:35 PM  
I for one, would just like to flip them the metaphorical internet bird.

*pauses*

There you go. Ladies and gentleman, carry on.
 
2009-02-26 12:50:49 PM  

A_bomb37: I for one, would just like to flip them the metaphorical internet bird.

*pauses*

There you go. Ladies and gentleman, carry on.


that kind of rockstar attitude is the sole property of the RIAA. you'll be hearing from their lawyers.
 
2009-02-26 12:51:54 PM  
photohome.comView Full Size


My skinny ass, kiss it.
 
2009-02-26 12:52:02 PM  
I'm not surprised; they are being disintermediated and will eventually cease to exist as artists become more capable of producing, distributing and marketing their own music.

And good riddance.
 
2009-02-26 1:12:06 PM  
dl-client.getdropbox.comView Full Size


My fat ass, kiss it.
 
2009-02-26 1:16:19 PM  
I've wondered how long the music industry can pay the RIAA to continue strategies that don't even slow down piracy as they retard the growth of legitimate online music services and alienate customers in this economy.
 
2009-02-26 1:30:00 PM  
It's ASCAP that would collect the royalties for the live performance.
 
2009-02-26 2:50:37 PM  

jake_lex: I've wondered how long the music industry can pay the RIAA to continue strategies that don't even slow down piracy as they retard the growth of legitimate online music services and alienate customers in this economy.


Forever. If they run out, the government will take money from us directly and give it to them.
 
2009-02-26 2:57:55 PM  
This is the first time I take this kind of news as GOOD news
 
2009-02-26 3:02:01 PM  
Fark them in the ear.
 
2009-02-26 3:07:34 PM  
May they all DIAF.
 
2009-02-26 3:09:38 PM  
And the intertubes rejoice!
 
2009-02-26 3:11:36 PM  

Asa Phelps: It's ASCAP that would collect the royalties for the live performance.


Are you sure it's not the NAACP?
 
2009-02-26 3:12:04 PM  
...and how much taxpayer money have they wasted with their frivolous lawsuits?

Dying in a fire is too good for these people.
 
2009-02-26 3:14:13 PM  
yes, but the people let go probably have nothing to do with the lawsuits. Probably the helpdesk guy that has to fix some suits email client, or one of the cleaning crew. You can be sure that the asshat level will not drop.
 
2009-02-26 3:17:56 PM  
Of course, the "article" subby linked to was a god damned blog that just linked to another site.
 
2009-02-26 3:21:21 PM  

Yarps: And the intertubes rejoice!


If this is the result of the hard economic times, then it was all worth it.
 
2009-02-26 3:30:54 PM  
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
(breath)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2009-02-26 3:45:55 PM  

Ika7734: yes, but the people let go probably have nothing to do with the lawsuits. Probably the helpdesk guy that has to fix some suits email client, or one of the cleaning crew. You can be sure that the asshat level will not drop.


This.
 
2009-02-26 3:58:05 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Asa Phelps: It's ASCAP that would collect the royalties for the live performance.

Are you sure it's not the NAACP?


Eh?
 
2009-02-26 4:27:23 PM  
You know it's their jobs that they are losing. I feel bad for them but I feel happy at the same time. it's odd.
 
2009-02-26 4:35:05 PM  

xnewnoisex: You know it's their jobs that they are losing. I feel bad for them but I feel happy at the same time. it's odd.


Don't feel bad for them. They did the devil's work.
 
2009-02-26 4:45:34 PM  

xnewnoisex: You know it's their jobs that they are losing.


Oh, boo-farking-hoo.

/I'd love to add something witty and sarcastic, but too busy doing my 'happy dance'
 
2009-02-26 4:48:13 PM  

Ika7734: yes, but the people let go probably have nothing to do with the lawsuits. Probably the helpdesk guy that has to fix some suits email client, or one of the cleaning crew. You can be sure that the asshat level will not drop.


If you work for Satan, that makes you a demon. Even if you only work the bellows.
 
2009-02-26 4:52:45 PM  
I REQUIRE %100 LAYOFFS.
 
2009-02-26 5:13:39 PM  

fredbox: Ika7734: yes, but the people let go probably have nothing to do with the lawsuits. Probably the helpdesk guy that has to fix some suits email client, or one of the cleaning crew. You can be sure that the asshat level will not drop.

If you work for Satan, that makes you a demon. Even if you only work the bellows.


Eh, I'm not thrilled with that absolutism. I get the feeling that the guy on the cleaning crew doesn't have the luxury of being able to evaluate every job opportunity on the basis of which farkers he's going to piss off.

In short, he's likely a poor guy trying to feed his family, not a corporate CEO selling 15,000 rare species of insects down the river so that he can gold-plate his Lear Jet.
 
2009-02-26 5:36:30 PM  
GOOD
 
2009-02-26 5:36:33 PM  

Tsunami Ditka: fredbox: Ika7734: yes, but the people let go probably have nothing to do with the lawsuits. Probably the helpdesk guy that has to fix some suits email client, or one of the cleaning crew. You can be sure that the asshat level will not drop.

If you work for Satan, that makes you a demon. Even if you only work the bellows.

Eh, I'm not thrilled with that absolutism. I get the feeling that the guy on the cleaning crew doesn't have the luxury of being able to evaluate every job opportunity on the basis of which farkers he's going to piss off.

In short, he's likely a poor guy trying to feed his family, not a corporate CEO selling 15,000 rare species of insects down the river so that he can gold-plate his Lear Jet.


like the independent contractors that were working on the death star, they knew what they'd gotten themselves into when they signed up.
 
2009-02-26 5:40:20 PM  
I, for one, blame the 90 year old pirate grandma demographic.
 
2009-02-26 6:18:10 PM  
[image from faraiq.com too old to be available]

Yo Ho!
 
2009-02-26 7:05:07 PM  

What's a Internet Nubian: Tsunami Ditka: fredbox: Ika7734: yes, but the people let go probably have nothing to do with the lawsuits. Probably the helpdesk guy that has to fix some suits email client, or one of the cleaning crew. You can be sure that the asshat level will not drop.

If you work for Satan, that makes you a demon. Even if you only work the bellows.

Eh, I'm not thrilled with that absolutism. I get the feeling that the guy on the cleaning crew doesn't have the luxury of being able to evaluate every job opportunity on the basis of which farkers he's going to piss off.

In short, he's likely a poor guy trying to feed his family, not a corporate CEO selling 15,000 rare species of insects down the river so that he can gold-plate his Lear Jet.

like the independent contractors that were working on the death star, they knew what they'd gotten themselves into when they signed up.


Oh, come on. Comments of that nature are just retarded. I'd take a job cleaning toilets at Walmart if it was the difference between my family being fed and my family starving - and you would do the same thing. Furthermore, I'd hunt down the self-righteous asshats who smugly sat at their keyboards to degrade me for working for "the devil" and I'd kick them in the teeth. Christ, you can only take the anti-consumerist shiat so far before you start to look like a grade-A moron.
 
2009-02-26 8:28:18 PM  

wolvernova: xnewnoisex: You know it's their jobs that they are losing. I feel bad for them but I feel happy at the same time. it's odd.

Don't feel bad for them. They did the devil's work.


Bah! I do the devils work also.... I work for DirecTV
 
2009-02-26 8:30:47 PM  

Tsunami Ditka: fredbox: Ika7734: yes, but the people let go probably have nothing to do with the lawsuits. Probably the helpdesk guy that has to fix some suits email client, or one of the cleaning crew. You can be sure that the asshat level will not drop.

If you work for Satan, that makes you a demon. Even if you only work the bellows.

Eh, I'm not thrilled with that absolutism. I get the feeling that the guy on the cleaning crew doesn't have the luxury of being able to evaluate every job opportunity on the basis of which farkers he's going to piss off.

In short, he's likely a poor guy trying to feed his family, not a corporate CEO selling 15,000 rare species of insects down the river so that he can gold-plate his Lear Jet.


Janitors are usually the last ones laid off. Their work is essential and they work for cheap. Worry not about the illegal overnight.
 
2009-02-26 9:34:37 PM  
It's ASCAP that would collect the royalties for the live performance.

I see more BMI stickers on bar doors than I see ASCAP stickers.
 
2009-02-27 1:22:41 AM  
Say it ain't so!
 
2009-02-27 3:37:56 AM  
Good. Fark 'em sideways with a cactus..
 
2009-02-27 11:54:39 AM  

Tsunami Ditka: Oh, come on. Comments of that nature are just retarded. I'd take a job cleaning toilets at Walmart if it was the difference between my family being fed and my family starving - and you would do the same thing. Furthermore, I'd hunt down the self-righteous asshats who smugly sat at their keyboards to degrade me for working for "the devil" and I'd kick them in the teeth. Christ, you can only take the anti-consumerist shiat so far before you start to look like a grade-A moron.


Jeez, lighten up. I've worked for The Beast myself, and whenever anyone gave me a hard time for it I would pretty much agree with them. But a job is a job, and as soon as a new one opportunity would come up I'd move on. My being there didn't make the company any less evil, but at least I wasn't a part of what made it that way.
 
2009-02-27 3:22:53 PM  
fark the RIAA gently with a chainsaw
 
2009-02-28 1:24:15 AM  
riaa EPIC FAIL
 
Displayed 39 of 39 comments


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.