Author Topic: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD  (Read 4257 times)

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2013, 12:28:50 PM »
Pirating MP3s is obsolete?

I'm not snarking.  I'm asking.  I am not up-to-date.

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2013, 12:53:46 PM »
It's on it's way out. With Spotify or Google Music All Access, you can pay a set fee ($10) a month, and listen to whatever you want, provided they've licensed it. The licenses are pretty wide, so that covers about 99% of what I want to listen to, and eliminates the need for me to pirate music. The remaining 1% are things like AC/DC- that old-school band whose licensing is still lucrative enough that they don't want the couple of cents per-play they'd get from these types of services. In fact, I can get some AC/DC music, but it's mostly live albums, not studio.

As long as the licenses aren't all-inclusive, there's always going to be room for piracy, but with this kind of subscription service, I don't have to go to my PC then download and wait for it- I just search on my phone/computer/tablet, and listen, anywhere, anytime.
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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 01:05:53 PM »
:hmm:

No, I'd still rather own it.  Not that I can afford many CDs or digital tracks, but if I like it enough to pay to hear it, I probably want to own a copy.

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2013, 01:10:29 PM »
I just spend about $50 and downloaded five albums from bandcamp.  Spotify, google music, pandora, et al are great for the consumers and crappy for the artists.  If you actually like music and want artists to continue making music you should kick some geld down to them through other channels, be it merch from their sites or shows, going to shows, or actually buying a CD or paying for digital albums and or tracks (preferably from their own sites.  Avoid iTunes like the plague as Apple makes the lion's share of the money you pay).
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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2013, 01:55:27 PM »
Argued and proved. I will say that those services are a decided improvement over artists getting absolutely nothing, which is what piracy gives to them.

My preference is to go and see artists in person, and I've bought music from artists when I really wanted a copy of my own (which I could continue to control after leaving whatever service), but that's not always economically feasible.
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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2013, 03:44:18 PM »
Ugh.  Speaking as a consumer, I really freaking hate Pandora and its stupid AI and interface.  Haven't tried Spotify.

As far as buying digital downloads, I'm only interested in zero-bullshit $1 (or similar) MP3s.  If your site is full of chrome or fancyass, if you use a proprietary format, if there's any subscription or membership required, forget it.  I'll just buy a CD. 

MP3s from a used CD are often under 25 cents apiece, anyway, and I have a backup hard copy.  Granted, I may not want every track from most albums, and the artist doesn't make a cent from a used CD, but I can generally buy the CDs I want new for five or six bucks, too.

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2013, 05:16:44 PM »
The typical artist gets nothing from Spotify or Pandora.  The big popstar's labels will get some decent money and some will trickle down to them.  But of the artists I've talked to, their checks will amount to a couple cents.
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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2013, 07:31:43 PM »
I shouldn't be in this thread. My kid is turning 10 months old on Monday.

Of course, there are those here who remember me being young enough that I swore I'd never have a kid at all, so that's something.

Dude.  I've known you for 10+ years, electronically.  That alone is enough to make me feel old.

Right? I remember when I was so scared that Demosthenes might ban me for saying something stupid. Now I don't care.

 :lol: I don't recall ever banning anyone for saying something stupid.  I usually only banned people when the other regulars stopped finding them entertaining.
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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2013, 12:18:09 AM »
You never did ban that Greg character though.
"It all trickles down from the hot sex. I'm not saying you don't need cheese, just that if you concentrate on the hot sex, the cheese will follow. Naturally."--PsiDefect 03-19-2002 11:28 AM

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2013, 08:15:38 PM »
True... :hmm:
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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2013, 01:18:26 PM »
I moved about 60 boxes of books and whatnot today, in preparation for the book show, and good god do I feel old.

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2013, 10:23:47 AM »
Well?!?! Do ya, punk?!?

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2013, 12:34:01 PM »
Happy Birthday Hisey!
It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: OKAY IT'S TIME TO FEEL OLD
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2013, 06:22:19 PM »
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