@?,*???&? wrote:radio has already said they don't have room in their studios for a 'burned CD'. Thus, the death of exposure.
Who the fuck listens to radio?!?!? I'd LOVE to see the numbers for commercial radio over the last 15 years or so...
@?,*???&? wrote:The band may end up selling many copies of this to fans,
@?,*???&? wrote:but they've cut their own throat with this.
jeez... thanks Debbie Downer.
@?,*???&? wrote:Catering to the 'illegitimate' release will only harm them. Maybe it doesn't matter.
it really doesn't. if they want a one in a zillion shot at stardom, or if they're one of those "will-do-ANYTHING" for a shot at being a part of the all talk & $$$ and no SUBSTANCE industry machine that you seem so eager to suck off, then yeah... missing out on radio might hurt them in the long run. But, probably not then even.
Assuming that they're not idiots, and they would be more interested in a much more likely shot at having a sustainable career, then their "illegitimate release" and their connection with a "legitimate" fanbase, is probably better for them than a couple of bought-and-paid-for spins on Clear Channel's latest KSUK affiliate.
@?,*???&? wrote:Worldwide sales are dropping because more and more people are downloading music that is not 'legitimate'.
@?,*???&? wrote:The guy a few pages back that said he buys only 'independent' reggae music or whatever fails to see he is still buying records that are distributed and are 'legitimate' releases as they are available at retail. He is not buying unmastered and burned CDs. No one is, but people are downloading that stuff and trading it. It's just common. Legitimate releases, while there are more now than there ever have been, are still uncommon by comparison.
When is the last time that you went to a show at a bar, club or smallish venue? Hell, when is the last time that you hung out with someone under 40 in a situation where you weren't trying to "show them the ropes" of life? I hereby grant you a visa to spend some time in the REAL WORLD... It's a fun and exciting place!!
The best thing in the world that you could do is open yourself up to the possibility that you could actually learn something new in this world, rather than just constantly seeking out statistics and essays and articles that reinforce the views that you already have.