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I have especially steamed after she butchered the song American Pie.
Don't get me wrong. She is a very intelligent lady. To be able to achieve that level of success, without any real talent, requires a PHD in media manipulation.
It always makes me laugh when multi-millionaire popstars whine on about the amount of money they lose to piracy.
It was the same with the 'Home taping is killing music' campaign the record companies had in the '80s. Like I'm going to feel sorry for Cliff Richard earnestly telling me that hes losing lots of money, and new talent can't come through because the record companies can't afford to promote them they're losing so much money...
Record companies don't make music, they profit from selling it, unfortunately they seem to think that it can't exist without them. When they start to think that they can actually create the product too we get the likes of [insert most hated boy band here] and 'pop idols'.
Gottcha... he he...
I disagree with this statement. Music existed long before record companies did. Before the 40' if you wanted to have music somewhere, you had to hire musicians to play live.
A lot more musicians could make a living then. That was before the record industry steamed rolled real music.
joined:June 18, 2002
You think she could afford to buy her own suck's domain name.
I'm just seeing EMI on the TV news saying they'll put stuff online (havent searched for web news yet), IMHO these companies have to move with the times not fight them.
I recently heard a record producer moaning (not the first I might add) about anybody these days being able to record music on a computer and take money from record company mouths. Don't they realise that they, as much as anybody, have fed 'processed' music to the public for years, they don't see that 'music and musicianship' are not possible from computers, ya gotta use yer fingers...and yer soul!
I better stop before I wear the groove out.
The record industry has treated both consumers and artists with contempt for far too long. In reality their only concern is that someone is going to take their money away from them. I'm also a musician and I would prefer to slog my guts out selling CDs out of the back of my car than sign a contract which says BMG now 'own' my recordings to do with as they wish.
The internet is the perfect medium to distribute music and get heard without needing huge amounts of funding in order to make an impact. The 'theft'/downloading of mp3s on such a large scale is a backlash against an industry that everybody knows is exploitative and unimaginative.
Live music lives!
I actually bought my first PC to help me manage my MIDI instruments and record stuff at home...... and that is the only thing I have never been able to do with it. Not that I want to any more.
I'm co-ordinating a recording at the moment (start sessions end of summer) and trying to recommend an analogue desk instead of a computer screen/keyboard (studio uses ProTools). The older musician producer is for it, the only against is the studio owner. I mean to say, where would I put my drink and ashtray if they have no desk in the control room┐ LOL