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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    The RIAA has turned into one of the dregs of the earth - a modified collection agency. That said, CD sales are down 10% over the last year. You can bet that a recession will signifcantly increase that trend this year.

    Sounds like Duckworth should have the dierre rearranged by the irate college students.

    The majority of those downloads are overseas. Go after the Chinese, Russians, Vietnamese, unknown island countries.

    Oh you say, you cannot touch them in their courts, Duckworth? Guess the problem will never be solved by suing granny and the munchkins of the world..


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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    I wonder if ISU is one of those universities. I remember the days of StrangeSearch which was awesome and it eventually was taken offline because of potential RIAA implications.


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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    I agree that much younger kids don't have a grasp on the whole "intellectual property" appreciation thing, but seriously... you can't group all college people in the same boat together on that, saying "oh, well they just don't get", and acting as if we can't.

    Well we certainly can.. and all this stuff has ****** off many the student, who are now giving a huge middle finger to the RIAA.

    People college-aged who actually care about real music want to support the artist. They aren't real enthusiastic about supporting the corporations. Sort of a stereotypical "**** the MAN" in it's own way I suppose.



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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    Anyone think its a coincidence that Radiohead's Rainbows has had so much success? They started by making the album downloadable by naming your own price. They claim they made more money that way than if they had gone through a producer and distributor. I hope this model really picks up. Trent Reznor has been pushing the same idea of cutting out the corporations.



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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    And then it hit the charts way up there also. Guess the public has spoken about the Radiohead venture.


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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    One criticism of the whole Radiohead thing was that they might not have had as much success if they didn't already have a huge fanbase built up.

    That might be partially true. If I was checking out a new band I probably wouldn't pay much to listen to their stuff the first time around. On the other hand, if I found out that I liked them, I'd be a lot more likely to pay for that download, especially if I knew they were getting the majority of that money. Support the artists that you like, not the corporations.

    Another aspect of online distribution of music is websites like Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music. You choose an artist you like, and then built a radio station based on that artist. No ads in the middle of the songs, just a ton of good music. I listen to it all the time at work and it's totally free. With things like this developing, I just don't know if record companies can continue to expect their old business model to work, no matter how many people they sue.


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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Anyone think its a coincidence that Radiohead's Rainbows has had so much success? They started by making the album downloadable by naming your own price. They claim they made more money that way than if they had gone through a producer and distributor. I hope this model really picks up. Trent Reznor has been pushing the same idea of cutting out the corporations.
    Yeah, the only thing about that.. I read a thing from Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and although the artist made a good amount of money, people are paying barely anything for a full album. And to the artist, it's like you're telling them, "A collection of my work isn't worth more than a few dollars to you?"

    I wish EVERYBODY would be cool with buying an album for at least 6 or 7 dollars straight from an artist. That would be GREAT for the artists.



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    The average payoff was $3 per Radiohead download wth the most being paid by fans in rich old America. Me thinks the rip off people may be residing more in the other countries associated with Europe and Asia.


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    Re: RIAA Speaks Out Again...Be Careful!

    The RIAA and the NCAA: two 4-letter word organizations who are just out to help college students!



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