greed always kills a good thing

*EDIT* The link I originally posted to the cnn.com news item no longer works – just be aware that the record industry wants (wanted) to impose a very high royalty rate on Internet radio broadcasters that greatly exceeded their income – effectively silencing them. *EDIT*

I have thousands of LPs and CDs to fall back on but I would think record companies should view the Internet as an easy way to expose their artists to a wider audience and therefore increase sales. I’m old school in that I do not consider a downloaded song which only exists in a digital memory storage device to actually be something I possess or own. At best I’ve rented it for a short while (or until I burn a CD). On the other hand I believe my LPs, CDs and even tapes are mine forever.

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About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to greed always kills a good thing

  1. joebanks says:

    Reminds me of the late 70’s when record copanies were trying to put a fee on blank tapes. What is dissapointing is that the artists here seem to be going along with it where back then they were not so greedy.

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