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Offline Jack Lupino

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Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« on: October 23, 2006, 05:48:32 pm »
Illegal downloading, music copyrighted, easily spread to the whole world, everyone can hear every band.. some cons and pro's.

What do you think ?

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006, 05:54:47 pm »
IMO Its good for getting music and stuff out there in the world, But not so great for bands wanting to make moneys.
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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 06:20:02 pm »
Good for the musicians, even for those who wanting to make money (it is in the concerts), but bad for the industry, that is obsolete.

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 07:01:43 pm »
Good for good music.

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2006, 07:15:51 pm »
Thats easy, it is good, example. MaSu.

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2006, 07:17:37 pm »
I sure hope it's bad for the industry becuase they're being such big asses over it.  >:(

I think internet is the best and biggest thing that ever happened to culture. For the millions of artist that previously couldn't show off, I think that easily outweighs any negative effects.
We get thousands of times more variation over internet than from industry.

I'm sure all artists wish they could make money on their works, but there isn't enough money in the world to pay them all what they're worth. Apprecitation and exposure is worth much more and at some point the interest for an artist is big enough to become profitable but that's not something you should count on.

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2006, 07:20:18 pm »
If astists were more like MaSu(Wants money for music but rather have listeners) then it wouldn;t be considered such a curse.

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2006, 07:31:24 pm »
i'm torn. the internet makes it incredibly easy to access millions and millions of bands and artists. which is an awesome thing for us, the consumer. but this ease is meaning things are getting a lot more popular than they used to, and we're seeing more and more genres getting blown up out of proportion a-la numetal and hundreds of bands that sound exactly the same suddenly appear. dunno about you guys but this puts me right off.

the net is obviously bad for recording companies, i know loads of people say "i download some stuff but i always buy the cd after sampling the tracks online" but this is a minority among downloaders so at all times it's gonna be bad for the companies.  for the artists, i'm not so sure. yeh people aren't buying records as much, but i betcha you go to a sell-out metallica show and 40% of anyone there under the age of 18 found metallica online (bad example maybe cos anyone with an older sibling will love tallica = p).

but the point is, it has it's good and bad points, but there's no denying that it's possible to gain a HUGE amount of popularity on the internet and increase your gig attendance in a huge way (i think someone before said that, tis a good way to look at it that i never really considered that much)

so yeh, in short. internet = fuckin a!

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2006, 07:51:40 pm »
There is good and bad to everything, for example this forum, there's people like fffaaallloout (bad) then there people like Gravehill and Draconis(good)

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2006, 08:17:31 pm »
I think it's good. With the internet, you can reach to thousands more people than you ever could before. Sure, the illegal downloading is a downside to things, but it wouldn't be a problem if the RIAA would just back off. I mean, people who like an album will go buy it anyway.

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2006, 08:34:51 pm »
Without the internet I wouldn't know about roughly 60% of the bands I listen to on a regular basis, and I wouldn't have bought mostof the CDs i've bought (at least the ones at retail price).

I think the RIAA should go all out and try to ban used CD sales cause the artists don't get anything. That would be their final mistake...


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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2006, 09:11:56 pm »
If astists were more like MaSu(Wants money for music but rather have listeners) then it wouldn;t be considered such a curse.
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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2006, 09:31:07 pm »
Ok, straight up, I don't like illegal downloading. Doesn't mean I don't do it, but I don't like it. Maybe because I work in retail, I dunno. All the time I hear people saying "why buy that song when you can download it for nothing?" Well why buy anything? Why buy a CD when you can just stick it up your shirt and walk out? I'm aware that filesharing isn't really the same thing as theft, but thats the kind of logic these people use. I can kinda understand why people download instead of buy singles, when I was into Mansun I''d spend £4 on a single but that had 3 brand-new songs on it. Now you're spending £2, but only for the song + the video, or some crappy remix. Thats not value for money.

Obviously the internet is great for new bands and unsigned bands; its done really well for Machinae ofc, and paid services like iTunes are pretty cool, although pittance goes to the actual artists, just like physical CDs. My only real concern is that bands will be less likely to make albums and rather just put out collections of singles, or songs that are made to be heard seperatly.

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Re: Internet : Good or bad for the music industry ?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2006, 09:40:47 pm »
I love "illegal downloading", and pretty much every single song on my 6300 or so long playlist, I downloaded.

Even DXM. Yeah, I openly admit it. I pirated it, and I loved it. So I bought it.
The internets is good for music, it allows you to sample before you buy. That's my verdict. :)