Started by Louigi Verona, August 18, 2009, 11:46:52
Quote from: "Sam_Zen"And the message is somewhat outdated in the meantime...It's more like : Create a Pirate Bay and then make lot of money by selling it.
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"There is a significant difference between selling several cds on a show and putting your whole hope of making a living by selling discs. That's what I am talking about. Musicians who I know also sell cds on shows and do get some income from this, but it is not something they make a living with, really.That's one. And second - downloading and share music files does not prevent people from buying cds, does it?So where am I wrong?
QuoteThe Beatles made a very fine living off of album and single sales after they stopped touring.
QuoteThe So On artist does rely on that income. And he is concerned with downloads. I see downloads as advertisement - but after he spent several thousand dollars to produce his last album he does not feel as I do. He would be appalled at what you are saying to be honest.
QuoteMusicians and composers DO deserve to be supported if their talent warrants it. And the people should be free to decide whom to support. I support the ones I like. No artist (or CEO ) should get hundreds of millions of dollars every year. That is lunacy. But making a fair living to support the expensive tools is not unreasonable.