Music industry online, listeners stay away in droves

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Music sharing is one the biggest issues of the online world at the moment, almost everyone has some kind of MP3 software installed and because the record labels think it’s bad for their industry…

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There is one undeniable truth about the marketplace…If it doesn’t meet the consumer’s needs…they will not buy it. For the longest time, this site and others have been telling RIAA and its members that they need to listen to the consumer. Any business model that is not built on market surveys is doomed to fail. We want music…we want it at a good price…and we want it to be on our equipment for our usage. If we decide to format our Hard drives…we want to be able to save that music or transfer it to other media. Ventures like Musicnet and Pressplay are set up to meet the Industry’s needs and profit requirements and therefore are guaranteed to fail. Listen…listen…listen…you might actually learn something.

40,000 have joined that crap thing? Incredible :r

“Boo hoo!” What a sob story: the music industry alienates their customers all over again. I suspect that such still-born business models by RIAA members are just more cynical fodder for their lobbying efforts to bribe unconstitutional legislation. Viva the MP3 Revolution! whitetie :slight_smile:

The one paid service I use is Weblisten. It’s the only legal service that meets my needs. Lots of topalbums like in mp3, no protections and above all, very very cheep and fast flat fee downloading!! That’s the way to do it. Check it our yourself at Forget about those US platforms, do it the Spanish way. :wink:

“We’re doing to them,” what they do to the artist. When was the last time an artist owned his own work, band name, or even website?

“A business of trial and error”…he’s referring to the business of screwing the consumer…what a load of shit…every time one of their ideas falls on its arse, it’s someone elses fault…maybe they should get the crap outta their eyes and ears and actually listen to what the consumer would willingly pay for…what a fucking novel approach!!!..:7

popular Popular (and classical) music is always going to be freely ‘shared’ online for ever and ever amen. The moral /legal debate is irrelevant because no one will ever make money from pay-to-listen internet ventures that attempt to offer mainstream music. Surely the way for these people to go is to offer a) lots and lots of new releases of new music in all genres (hey - it’s not riskily expensive for them this way if they’re not printing a CD for some potential rising star); b) niche / way-out musical obscurities. All those cool 20th C and 15th C composers most people haven’t heard of; modern jazz (I’d pay to hear a good live stream); all the other peripheries of music where people don’t necessarily want to shell out on expensive double CDs. Flatter the music buying public with specialist mp3 availability. Who knows, educating our ears may be a noble cause for a ignoble industry.