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  A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing
Subject:   Its simple to fix if they bring down the damn price on CD!
Date:   2003-06-11 11:21:48
From:   anonymous2
I really wish the "middle men" (more like little men) would figure it out that I'm not willing to dish out $14-20 per CD for maybe a few songs I like. Bring it down to MAYBE $10 and I'll consider. And do it as a standard NOT a walmart sale of the week. I'm really sick of them trying to occassional play friendly with us. Consumers are voting with their wallets. Why can't the RIAA see that? Aside from the fact that the only thing they see is money.
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  • Its simple to fix if they bring down the damn price on CD!
    2003-08-01 12:20:39  anonymous2 [View]

    EXACTLY! I can remember the bull**** being slung when LP's were on their way out and CD's were on their way in. All the propaganda and BS about how CD's would "only cost a little more for just a few years" until "CD's will actually cost less than LP's!" Yeah- they cost the labels less and, in turn, pass that 'savings' on to the public who supports their lying arses.
    As a record/tape/CD collector who owns several copies of the same song in various formats, I'd like to know when the PRICE of CD's is going to come down in accordance and relation to the COST of producing them? I see "artists" all the time in the media wearing such expensively outlandish garbage and driving cars that nobody else can afford-- please don't tell me that the LABEL pays for that as well! YOU AND I DO!
    I'm not against giving a creative mind it's due- artists are entitled to their cut- but unlike all of the other economically devastated industries, I don't see anyone in the industry cutting jobs.
    The fact of the matter is that the RIAA is going to alienate so many con$umer$ (read that YOUR BREAD & BUTTER) through their actions that it will eventually cost artists their livelihoods. They'll contend that it's due to "piracy" or "some evil software", but the blame- if there needs to be any- lies with the RIAA. For not being able to embrace this new technology and for their inability to work with those who could have helped them to better exploit (they know all about exploitation- guaranteed) it for the betterment of all.
  • Its simple to fix if they bring down the damn price on CD!
    2003-08-01 12:14:50  anonymous2 [View]

    "Consumers are voting with their wallets. Why can't the RIAA see that?"

    Great point. i have personally boycotted the RIAA. i will not purchase any RIAA music until they come tot heir senses, and change the way they do business. there are tons of talented bands out there who are just as great to listen to. their stickers may not look as cool on your car window, since nobody has heard of them, but its supposed to be about the music. and when my favorite bands decide to release their music independently, i will once again purchase their music. CONSUMERS UNITE!!!