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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Monday November 03, 2003
06:58 AM

This is just an upgrade.

[ #15530 ]
Dear Log,

«I basically replaced all my vinyl records and cassette tapes with CDs, and then replaced all our VHS tapes and laserdiscs with DVDs. The record companies and studios would have laughed if somebody said, "This is just an upgrade. I should be able to turn in my vinyl and cassettes for CDs and my videotapes for DVDs, for no more than the actual cost of production." Ha ha ha ha ha.»

--"MP3s Are Not the Devil"
by... Orson Scott Card?!

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  • Thanks for postingthe link.

    --David

  • "Open sharing of music files doesn't actually hurt the creators of music. It helps them. When friends can say, "Have you heard Eva Cassidy's music? Here, I'll send you a couple of songs, you won't believe how good she is," that's called "word of mouth," and what you'll get is more and more people who attend her live performances and buy her CDs."

    Erm... I think someone ought to point out that Eva Cassidy's corpse does not do gigs. Although her spirit might. She died 7 years ago!

    Overall a good article, bu

    • Of this the Record Companies have to account for publicity/promotion in their take too.

      You're forgetting the part where many artists are required to pay for their own recording, and even promotion, out of their royalties, so they end up owning the record company money.
      • It depends on the advance and the record company. It's such a variable factor that I left it out.

        Many bands are sensible enough to only take an advance that can cover the recording, etc. That way they can reap the benefits quicker, and the record companies are more likely to keep them on as they get a quicker return on their investment. Some record companies factor in the recording costs into their own accounts, especially ones that have their own studios, others pass the burden onto the artists.

        It's ra