A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming.
Posted by: Erkka Korhonen ()
Date: April 14, 2012 08:27AM

As I know there's a lot of musicians, players, instrument owners, songwriters etc. hanging out on this site so I decided to post this one here also. The following blog writing is a fantastic eye-opener on the ways how the tech business exploits the music industry on the internet. The author is David Lowery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lowery. Sorry, he's not a melodic rock artist but it's still a great read). And here's the foreword to to the blog:

"What follows is based on my notes and slides from my talk at SF Music Tech Summit. I realize that Im about to alienate some of my friends that work on the tech side of the music business. These are good well intentioned people who genuinely want to help musicians succeed in the new digital paradigm. But if we are gonna come up with a system to compensate artists fairly in the new digital age we need an honest discussion of what is going on. The tech side of the music business really needs to look at how their actions and policies negatively impact artists, just as they have pointed out the negative effect record company actions have had on artists.

Too often the debate has been pirates vs the RIAA. This is ridiculous because the artists, the 99 percent of the music business are left out of the debate. Im not advocating going back to the old record label model, to an industry dominated by the big three multi-national labels. This is a bit of hyperbole intended to make us all think about this question: Is the new digital model better for the artist?"



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A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming.717 Erkka Korhonen 04/14/2012 08:27AM
And here's the link *bangs forehead* 358 Erkka Korhonen 04/14/2012 09:16AM
Re: And here's the link *bangs forehead* 251 Steve_Roamer 04/14/2012 10:43AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 272 Troy 04/14/2012 10:50AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 226 Purple 04/14/2012 03:20PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 210 Troy 04/14/2012 05:24PM
Also 164 Snake65 04/14/2012 09:38PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 204 Erkka Korhonen 04/14/2012 06:36PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 171 Figge 04/14/2012 08:11PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 157 Figge 04/14/2012 08:08PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 272 Coco 04/14/2012 08:11PM
agree coco 193 Snake65 04/14/2012 09:50PM
Re: agree coco 161 Erkka Korhonen 04/15/2012 07:23AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 149 tkrupa 04/14/2012 11:30PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 135 Snake65 04/15/2012 12:10AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 144 Troy 04/15/2012 02:41AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 155 Coco 04/15/2012 04:40AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 131 Troy 04/15/2012 05:41AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 138 Steve_Roamer 04/15/2012 09:12AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 111 Snake65 04/15/2012 10:37PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 100 Troy 04/16/2012 03:48AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 96 Erkka Korhonen 04/16/2012 08:21PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 133 Andrew 04/16/2012 08:40PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 125 Erkka Korhonen 04/16/2012 09:54PM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 128 Troy 04/15/2012 02:53AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 126 Chazz 04/16/2012 02:27AM
Re: A very interesting and important read on illegal AND legal downloads and streaming. 80 Almir 04/17/2012 08:42PM


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