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interesting on iTunes ...sacheson
Aug 27, 2003 11:34 AM
Not exactly the most objective point of viewFez
Aug 28, 2003 7:47 AM
Quote from the anti-Apple Itunes website:

"Let's start simple: the iTunes Music Store is not a good value for customers. Apple says many users are buying whole "albums" for $8-$12 each. That's less than the $16 store price, but used CDs at Amazon or ebay cost $5, and those come with liner notes. If you don't care about liner notes, you can burn the CD from a friend for 25 cents and send the musician a buck. In both cases, you end up with a real CD, and you can always use iTunes to rip it onto your computer or mp3 player."

Now although I am no fan of the big record labels and the large retailers that sell their CDs, but doing the above completely circumvents them. There's more to the music business than sending the artist a buck.

Sure, I believe artists should get paid for their work and I realize there are a lot of "starving, struggling artists," but the bigname artists are part of the problem. They get paid $20, $50, or $100 million for their recording deals and the label then has to go around and do what they do to consumers to make that deal profitable for them.
re: interesting on iTunes ...Duane Gran
Aug 28, 2003 9:32 AM
I have bought a few songs and albums through iTunes. Personally I don't have a problem with the recording industry getting a cut, but if there is another system that lets me purchase directly from the musician I'm game. The whole exploitation angle is a tired issue for me. Every musician has the option to sign or to not sign. Why don't any disgruntled musicians think to consult a lawyer before they sign a 5 year record deal?