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  • The best description of the current state of the music industry you'll read all day. Warning: Not for sufferes of Internet-induced ADD



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    eddyatwork 998 2012-05-24 15:54:10.0 login to vote score 1
    You just powerpoint slided me!
    reed solomon 688 2012-05-24 15:59:29.0 login to vote score 3
    Mostly bullshit nonsense.

    Boo Hoo I wanted to be the RIAA without the RIAA getting its cut.

    fuck you, the world has changed.
    surfnazi 932 2012-05-24 16:00:01.0 login to vote score 2
    Scrolling through that longass diatribe I see he's assigned an internet storefront's upfront risk as $0. Presumably sites like itunes, amazon, etc operate for free.
    muninsfire 189 2012-05-24 16:11:56.0 login to vote score 1
    surfnazi: Scrolling through that longass diatribe I see he's assigned an internet storefront's upfront risk as $0. Presumably sites like itunes, amazon, etc operate for free.

    I'd like to know where you can find free hosting with free domain name and free SSL certificate, not to mention free dev work to get your site up and operational...

    ...or is it just that he's a clueless wanker who doesn't understand how these new horseless carriages can get along without buggy-whips?
    zombiestomper 7393 2012-05-24 17:40:03.0 login to vote score 1
    muninsfire: I'd like to know where you can find free hosting with free domain name and free SSL certificate, not to mention free dev work to get your site up and operational...

    ...or is it just that he's a clueless wanker who doesn't understand how these new horseless carriages can get along without buggy-whips?


    I think the point he is making, and rightly so, is that the risk diminishes for the Internet vendors as the concept becomes more established.

    A 30% share of a nascent industry that might not go anywhere is 2000 is not quite as justifiable in 2012.

    The other gripe I agree with is that the distributors don't put back into the industry. I can see that since it really kind of comes down to having 30% of the revenue sucked out of the industry.

    Now, on the flip-side, the part I don't agree with: he views the recording industry as a patron to the artist. That being a musician should be a full time job on someone else's dime. Essentially, I t seems he's propping up as a benefit the thing we've heard for hears about the big labels screwing over artists and being almost indentured servants to a label.

    Myself, I see the side that the lack of barriers (or filters via radio payola or lack of major l abel) between individuals and the public to be a benefit. MORE people can produce 'art' and it doesn't have to be a full-time job that they forsake everything else in their life to do.

    Yeah, there's a bohemian romanticism in that, but I can tell you from personal experience there are a lot of folks who never made it that wished that they had kept music as a hobby later in life.

    The whole thing about needing engineers and producers is kinda BS. Tech today gives people the ability to make quality recordings rights in their homes relatively easily and with a little know-how.

    I'd be curious to hear Trent Reznor's, Radiohead's or O-K Go's reply.

    Even that kid that sang Chocolate Rain.
    code_7 6865 2012-05-24 17:52:42.0 login to vote score 0
    Yeah, I'm afraid this "American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter; he is the founder of alternative rock band, Camper Van Beethoven, and co-founder of the more traditional rock band, Cracker."-Wiki

    is upset that he isn't being paid like the days when radio stations did nothing BUT play shitty ass Cracker songs. Now he's pining away...
    hedon 3563 2012-05-24 17:55:26.0 login to vote score 1
    He sounds like a music objectivist. Surely Nickelback must be a better band, because they sell more records than LCD Soundsystem! Surely McDonalds must be a better restaurant, because they sell more burgers than Red Robin!

    The problem with cheap and dirty for the masses is that you only get a million or 2 records sold. The record companies have figured out, however, that these artists are easily controlled and will work for peanuts just to be celebrities; a bunch of choreographed kids from California dry-humping the Hollywood dream. This is a more stable business model then trying to find the next Guns n Roses or Pearl Jam and taking risks on new sounds. This also explains why they were so quick to jump on the dubstep remix bandwagon - electronica takes all kinds of chances on experiment sounds; no risk for them.

    Dumb article.




    hedon 3563 2012-05-24 17:56:14.0 login to vote score 1
    code_7: Yeah, I'm afraid this "American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter; he is the founder of alternative rock band, Camper Van Beethoven, and co-founder of the more traditional rock band, Cracker."-Wiki

    is upset that he isn't being paid like the days when radio stations did nothing BUT play shitty ass Cracker songs. Now he's pining away...


    I wonder if he's willing to admin Cracker sucks compared to Nickelback?
    agburanar 2333 2012-05-24 18:20:37.0 login to vote score 3
    You guys managed to continue taking this dude seriously after he states that the EFF supports piracy?

    That's the point I just had to stop reading, cause it's entirely too stupid. It's the hipster ponce version of "The ACLU hates Christians!"
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-05-24 18:28:08.0 login to vote score 1
    I'm going to see Radiohead in Cincinnati on June 5th.
    If you logged in, you could post here.