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Bob Ferreira says
Some good thoughts, Bob. You are correct in saying signed artists make a laughable % on CD sales. But there are 1000s of independent artists (like myself) who can't afford to tour. We indies are taking the brunt of file sharing, aka stealing.
Keith Abt says
James Ranka says
Interesting take ...
Georgianna Lowery says
Not sure where the money goes. I would bet half goes to the publishers and half to the record companies. The excessive amount is enough to scare most people from even thinking about file sharing in the future.
John Sarkis says
The amount is excessive for this reason: ANYONE now thinking of bypassing the 99 cents at iTunes, will think long and hard about file sharing (stealing) music for sale on the Internet!
Kiss andTales says
Yep! A huge lesson!
Larry Wall says
Very well said, Larry. I am a recording artist and I could not have worded your contribution any better! I remember walking into a record store, choosing a vinyl 33 1/3 album, walking to the checkout stand AND PAYING FOR IT...Imagine that!
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