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Electronic Music other: this may be of interest to you all, it was to me.
Written November 07 2007 , Tags: oink, mp3, record industry
if you have the time give it a read. he makes some very interesting statements about our current situation in the music industry. i have yet to really formulate any real opinion of my own about this piece but it sure as hell was interesting. you all are welcome to discuss, but more than anything i thought i might post it up in case you had not come across it yet.
well take back the power to the artists! prince sues his fansites... man, i loved the man, but lately it seems like he's gone insane...
seemed on topic to me.
I don't think there was a time when Prince was ever sane.
Can anyone cntrl-c+cntrl+v that article?
Site is blocked at work.
I found the story about Prince very disturbing. Pretty much speechless.....
If you can sue someone for promoting you, can they counter-sue you for being a douche?
you can sue anyone you like.
But you can't squeeze blood from a turnip.
"But you can't squeeze blood from a turnip."
I think the RIAA already tried that.....
1. Stop buying music from major labels. Period.
i love that first "what to do about it" line item.
This really is a stick-it-to-ya article, but clearly from someone with experience to back up some of the perspective.
aaah to a great paradigm shift in intellectual product.
fuck money.. its overratted. Let the industries panic. Let some fumble. Its all economic darwinism.
A band trying to make it will make most money doing shows. The same is true for people like David Bowie.
whatever. let the labels fall behind. Those with the insight to embrace the usefulness of this next era will benifit.
but that is just my opinion.
"Trying to innovate with a major label is like trying to teach your Grandmother how to play Halo 3: frustrating and ultimately futile."
SO true! I punched granny in the face after she pwnd me in that game.
great read. it depresses me, but so does my 4K+ record collection collecting dust in my basement because music doesn't mean what it used to mean to me and why is that?
wow. that thread was fucking crazy. it's like: we have the internets now. commerce is over. everything is automatically freeeeeee.
yeah seriously. that shit is crazy.
I would like to have some discussion about this, I was thinking about it lately. What the hell are musicians going to do now that they can't expect to make any sort of money from record sales? I mean sure, there's live music. But everything has to change. that audiodamage dude from analog industries was talking about how it's so much easier to make money off music by licensing it to TV shows and shit. What a sad future. The best way to make a livelihood is by selling music so they'll play 30 second clips of it on CSI. Really now! I am one that thinks music has had its intrinsic value slowly destroyed, not by anything necessarily becoming different about the music (even though that's happened,) but because of the complete putrefaction of the public mind's ability to appreciate and focus on any good or worthwhile art. Except for maybe a completely multimedia fuckfest where there is no possiblity of paying attention to anyting else, like a full-immersion MTV.
I think the source of the problem is the public's mentality on the concept of "labour of love" ..... is thought of as stupidity or elitism.
djugel said: "I don't think there was a time when Prince was ever sane."
i agree. the story kevin smith tells in "an evening w/kevin smith" will illustrate that perfectly. not connected to reality. but the guy rocks. his super bowl performance killed.
also, this is crazy:
"He recently completed a 21-night residency at London's O2 arena..."
that's a whole tour for some bands and he did it in one city in one arena!! wtf??? 21 shows in one place probably all sold out. how many artists today can do that?
he rules .. if he was normal I wouldn't like him ... like how I judge most people.
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