Comment 32097

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted June 25, 2009 at 15:46:50

I too can see why the RIAA does what it does but it doesn't make them right nor do I think it will be successful. The RIAA and its ilk are currently where the auto industry was a few years ago. Using a failing business model and continually ignoring all the indicators from their consumers about the kinds of products they want.

A smart record label would start changing itself to expect less revenue from actual album sales and more from merchandise and concerts while making the physical copy of the album more worthwhile. Why would I pay $25 for a cd when I can download the songs for $0.99 each on iTunes if the only difference is a crappy piece of paper with song names and legal bs?

As MC Lars said... "Its 2006, the consumer's still pissed Wont take it anymore so I'm writing a list Don`t try to resist this paradigm shift The music revolution cannot be dismissed $18.98 Iggy Pop CD? What if I can get it from my sister for free? It's all about marketing Clive Davis, see? If fans buy the shirt then they get the mp3 Music was a product now it is a service Major record labels why are you trying to hurt us? Epic's up in my face like, "Don't steal our songs Lars," While Sony sells the burners that are burning CD-R's So Warner, EMI, hear me clearly Universal Music, update your circuitry They sue little kids downloading hit songs They think that makes sense When they know that it's wrong! " ["Download This Song" by MC Lars, "The Graduate" - 2006]

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