Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02?
Posted by: KIvel ()
Date: February 14, 2001 12:52AM

Hello Carl

Well I was going to avoid this thread, but if you really want my take , well here it is. Now Im not stating these facts to start a debate with others that may disagree with me. I feel that it the idea of napster and others is in fact a good idea , but i feel that it is abused. Let me put it simple like this. Ask yourself people that you are in a band and just spent a fortune to record your first album for SONY. Now ofcourse your record sales have to pay back that money before you see a profit and buy that car you want. The problem here though is Evryone DL it on NAPSTER! Now some people say they use it to just hear the tunes and then go out and buy the album regardless, but im sorry to say thats not everyone. Majority of the people DL the songs instead of buying it. Ive heard people say this only hurts the lbels, not true it hurts everyone even the buyer. The artist doesnt make a royalty on the DL , the lable doesnt make a sale, the distro doesnt make money, the store doesnt make money. So what happens is, PRICES get raised. Which then hurts the customer. If you were a pop singer, and your song was on the top 5 on the radio charts. You would want that royalty check, wouldnt you? Well ASCAP and the radio stations decide not to pay you. Thats what is wrong with NAPSTER. Air play with out compensation. People are trading CD qaulity music on a massive scale. People are losing money.Now your a no name band that barley sold a 1000 cd's. You find out your song was Downloaded over 500 thousand times. You would want the check if it was played that much on the radio.So it should be the same here. The solution is simple. NAPSTER can charge a small fee like if you belonged to a book club or something. That money should be used to pay the artists for the downloads. If the song is copyrighted, the artist should get their publishing, its as simple as that. Napster could also charge for banners and ad space which could pay the bands as well. Now this is my take on this and i respect what others feel about this regardless if i do not agree i respect their choice to support napster. So please just take it or leave it waht i have said, lets keep this thread civil.

Hey Carl was that good enough for you!?! :-)

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Re: Napster ruling. 146 Matt 02/13/2001 01:33PM
Not a strong argument 189 Misterpomp 02/13/2001 05:51PM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 159 CARL 02/13/2001 11:55PM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02?146 KIvel 02/14/2001 12:52AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 169 Matt 02/14/2001 01:17AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 167 CARL 02/14/2001 02:48AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 145 CARL 02/14/2001 02:46AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 179 Peter M. Bietenholz 02/14/2001 03:11AM
John, you are so biased!!! ;) 157 Big Doggie 02/14/2001 06:11AM
Re: John, you are so biased!!! ;) 142 Matt 02/14/2001 01:26PM
Re: John, you are so biased!!! ;) 145 Matt 02/14/2001 01:51PM
Re: Big Dog 153 Danny Danzi 02/16/2001 07:56PM
You can't say that ... 193 Son of MisterPomp 02/14/2001 04:24AM
Re: You can't say that ... 192 CARL 02/14/2001 01:22PM
You can't say that... 167 Misterpomp 02/13/2001 05:53PM
Re: You can't say that... 139 Big Doggie 02/14/2001 04:09AM
Re: You can't say that... 171MIKE02/15/2001 12:08AM
Re: You can't say that... 159 Mad Dog 02/15/2001 03:25AM
That doesn't make sense... 165 Misterpomp 02/15/2001 05:04AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 198 Precious Honey 02/14/2001 02:21AM
Re: Napster ruling...KIVEL .02? 147 CARL 02/14/2001 02:54AM
Napster Alternatives 149 Richard 02/13/2001 09:37AM
Re: Napster Alternatives 181 Precious Honey 02/13/2001 11:44AM
Re: Napster Alternatives 168Big Doggie02/13/2001 01:15PM
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