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  A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing
Subject:   I can solve this problem....
Date:   2003-08-01 10:52:11
From:   anonymous2
How about if the record companies give record deals to artists that are actually talented and can write good music? Just about every CD on sale now has MAYBE 1 decent song on it and the rest is filler. The current market is so overrun with fluff and there seems to be no interest in good music! I don't mind paying 16.00 or 17.00 for a CD if the content is worth the price! It just seems that today everyone is more worried about the "Look". Sorry...but I don't "Look" at CD's when they are playing! I LISTEN!!! And if what I'm hearing isn't worth listening to then I don't purchase! Do I mind file sharing? No I don't. Am I a musician? Yes I am...with a CD about to drop in a few weeks. Am I affraid people will just copy it rather than buy it? No. I think people will want to own a copy when they hear it! Go to www.abstraxt.com to hear some! (I know...shameless self promotion...sorry, couldn't help myself)


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  • I can solve this problem....
    2003-08-01 13:04:01  anonymous2 [View]

    I think this says alot. The idea and concept of music has changed over the years and the flexible and vulnerable minds of (what really mostly consists) young consumers has been manipulated strongly (at least since my generation).

    I think one think that Chris said about "good" music from "talented" artists really hits the spot. Consumers (especially younger consumers) need to really focus on quality and not packaging. There have been some great songs bypassed because the artist was not "pretty" or didn't have any special "gimmick".

    Look, I listen to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and other pop artists, but I have learned not to by the albums because they have the value of cheap plastic. No offense to those artist, but the MTV world of selling music by eye candy has got to stop. We have to quit paying for high priced CD's with reprocessed low-valued crap and start supporting those struggling artists that have real talent.