Spikey wrote:CDs are always cheap.......$20 or less for a cd and most of them are 10-15$.
With an iTunes library of over a month in length (over 12,000 songs), I'll give you that some CDs that are in there are cheap. But what about the non-cheap ones? Should I really put out a few hundred bucks on a rare Boston demo that is widely circulated in lossless form online? What about the debut album by After the Burial, going for just under $800 on amazon.com at it's cheapest? To have my entire iTunes library in CDss would take hundreds of thousands of dollars, and a nation-wide search for certain CDs.
Downloading is free.Spikey wrote:I don't know why people download illegally.
Sometimes (as shown above) it isn't as easy as "going out and buying the CD" to legally obtain music. What about the guy selling that $800 CD? I'm 100% sure NONE of that money is supporting the artist.Spikey wrote:Just go out and buy the cd to support your favorite artists.
Spikey wrote:Just go out and buy the cd to support your
favorite artistsleast favorite corporate record company.
I have shown time and time again on countless threads that artists (if they receive anything at all) get peanuts from record sales. A band I listen to has sold over 70,000 records and hasn't gotten a check from it (granted, it paid for the recording and producing of the albums, but none of the band members got any money from it). There are a few exceptions (Less Than Jake, Bomb The Music Industry!, etc) that get most of the money from record sales, but they are the few exceptions.
Moral of the story: support bands by seeing them live.