Bad news for music lovers
- Here is an article you all should go and read:
It contains disturbing info on the copyright issue. On the one hand, the
Recording Industry Association of America has sued and won a judgement against a
girl who shared 24 tunes online and was fined $9200 per tune, like she was some
kind of mafia don. On the other hand, a survey concluded that 69% of teenagers
think its legal to copy a CD and give it to a friend. They don't think that's
dishonest? Good grief.
But lest we get too preachy about stealing form starving artists, take a look at
how the cash from the average $19 CD is parceled out:
Artist $1.31 6.6%
Producer 0.44 2.2%
Songwriter 0.69 3.4%
Distributor 4.39 22.0%
Manufacturer 1.00 5.0%
Retailer 5.95 29.8%
Record Label 6.17 30.9%
So very little of the profit goes to the creative people who do most of the
work. The money goes to the businesses that are represented by the draconian
RIAA. The RIAA doesn't go around the country intimidating girls in order to help
out the suffering artists. No, they are a shakedown crew for an industry that
thinks they can own artists. The musicians are way ahead of the industry because
they are embracing the internet rather than fighting it. A lot of bands are
selling their own recordings themselves, online as mp3s or CDs. But I think the
industry is going to bull ahead, beating up on people in an effort to turn back
Mark Gensman <GZsound@...> wrote:
Well, you have presented a great "chicken and egg" premise. What came first, loud music or hearing loss?
But you make a great point.. Even those with young good ears don't care much about fidelity if they only listen to high volume music with headphones.
Just think.. In thirty years we will be a nation of overweight deaf people who have to scream at each other to be heard...!
I can hardly wait...
Ground Zero Sound
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org__________________________________________________________
> From: rod@...
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 19:50:19 -0800
> Subject: RE: [nwbluegrass] Re: Bad news for music lovers
> Thanks for taking me back to the nostalgia of times when I could actually
> hear the benefits of high quality sound systems..!!!
> My ears don't work that well anymore anyway..!!!
> This has been a very good thread..!!
> I am going to go play my guitar...!!!
> Rod Leap
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