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    >>Most artists make most of their money from touring.

    i heard this too, something like, the band gets .98cents per record....usually there are 3-5 people in a band....split that up and youre making like 19cents per album sold.....
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    I think that the biggest problem with downloading MP3's in conjunction with the artist is that people download the music then end up saying things like:

    "I don't have the money right now, so I'll keep listening to the MP3's until I can purchase the album."

    "Well A&B sound, FutureShop, etc.. have already bought the albums, so what good will my purchasing it from them do the artist? 1/100th of a cent in royalties?"

    "I don't like all of the songs on the album. So I'll only download 40% of the album that I like." -Argueably, no-one likes 100% of an entire album.

    Or, my personal favorite, which I agree with:
    "It's those ..........ers who are enforcing royalties on any recording mediums purchased, and putting pressure on software/hardware producers. Screw them, if i'm gonna pay for something that I havent done, then I'm gonna damn well start doing it now."

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    The music industry is whining because it is not as profitable as it once was. They find piracy a convenient scapegoat.

    I say that for the last few years we have been fed nothing but talentless garbage and it has got to the point where nobody wants to waste their hard-earned wedge by buying it anymore. I am not a big downloader but I do have a small collection of mp3's. Some of those mp3's will encourage me to go out and buy the CD, Coldplay's latest album is a prime example of that. I like to own the original CD and it's not as if it costs the earth!! Some of them however are by talentless one or two hit wonder commercially produced 'artists' that I wouldn't dream of parting with cash for. If the music industry invested more time, money and resources into supporting young artists/bands with real talent then they might find themselves with some good long term investments.

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    A while ago, my friend downloaded the mp3s for a Dredg CD and burned it for me. I recently decided that I liked it, and I went out and bought both of their CDs, even though I had most of the mp3s when I did it. I have a huge collection of mp3s, but honestly, if it wasn't for the mp3s, I still wouldn't be buying the stuff, I'd be listening to the radio. I don't have $18 to spend on a CD everytime I feel like it.
    Away.

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    Originally posted by blackrat364
    A while ago, my friend downloaded the mp3s for a Dredg CD and burned it for me. I recently decided that I liked it, and I went out and bought both of their CDs, even though I had most of the mp3s when I did it. I have a huge collection of mp3s, but honestly, if it wasn't for the mp3s, I still wouldn't be buying the stuff, I'd be listening to the radio. I don't have $18 to spend on a CD everytime I feel like it.
    Same here. While we're on that note: Do you guys think it's wrong to download a commercial compiler for EDUCATIONAL purposes? But then purchasing the compiler when ready to use it for profitable purposes? Cause lets face it, they are so expensive because you can profit. Or do you think that you should stick with Free Compilers until ready to profit, then purchasing a commercial compiler?

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    the real money in the music industry is if you do the writing. Then you don't have to pay for the expenses (ads, videos, hotels, ect)
    I agree that the music industry has an outdated bussiness model. It needs to change.
    This does not excuse piracy.

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    i think it totally excuses piracy. The mis-conception that were all a bunch of crooks because we dont want to buy an entire album is bullcrap and they know it.

    I'm not going to sweat it, just going to make my cdrom drive case and what not.

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    >>The mis-conception that were all a bunch of crooks because we dont want to buy an entire album is bullcrap and they know it.

    No, its your justifcation for stealing from a person who worked hard to create something enjoyable.



    If you just wanted to see half the movie you shouldn't have to pay?

    If you just eat the meat from the burger and leave the rest, you shouldn't have to pay?

    If you just suck the jam/jelly out of the donut.........

    If you get out of the cab half way...

    If you just attend half the classes...........

    If you don't like black jelly beans.........


    I don't agree with drug laws forcing normal people to become criminals, but the only thing to do is obey them until you can force change.
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    sounds like that backwards logic again....

    ...whats wrong w/try before you buy?
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