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View Poll Results: Was radioheads 'pay what you want' experiment for In Rainbows a good idea?
Yes 16 84.21%
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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this way of selling music would decrease artists dependence on record labels, which is a good thing, as the labels can collect up to 80% of the profits of a cd you buy at a store, which is clearly bs

i think a lot of people would be reasonable with their donations if there was a extremely easy and quick way to submit the cash (like a tip jar)
80%? Not sure where you got that but most artists get far less than 20% of the profits when you buy an album, to be sure. I'm sure any musician would be extremely lucky to make a dollar off every album sold. And keep in mind that comes after enough albums have been sold to pay off the record companies for whatever you owed them.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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80%? Not sure where you got that but most artists get far less than 20% of the profits when you buy an album, to be sure. I'm sure any musician would be extremely lucky to make a dollar off every album sold. And keep in mind that comes after enough albums have been sold to pay off the record companies for whatever you owed them.
As well as divided up amongst the band with the largest percentage going to the one who contributes the most in terms of instrumentation and song writing.
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A musician is free to self release his material and keep all the profits himself. But labels are important because of the promotion and managment they offer. Which is the hardest part of establishing yourself as a professional musician.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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That's just too much responsibility, for me. It works well with people who have the self discipline... but I just can't trust myself to actually buy a copy
I treat myself like that. I feel like if I abandon all of my rules, I'll become some kind of downloading hick scumbag, but realistically, I'd probably continue to purchase.

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I do like the sounds of this "pay after you listen" idea though.
Itunes ought to allow everyone a single free listen of an album before they purchase it. Then they can use punkbuster type software to mark their files and prevent users from sharing them if they are so inclined.

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80%? Not sure where you got that but most artists get far less than 20% of the profits when you buy an album, to be sure. I'm sure any musician would be extremely lucky to make a dollar off every album sold. And keep in mind that comes after enough albums have been sold to pay off the record companies for whatever you owed them.
Not to mention that the vast majority of profit goes to the retailer first, then the label, so on and so forth down the line.
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I think a better analogy is that you wouldn't buy a painting for your livingroom without viewing it first. That's why I'll download for the first listen, and buy if I want to hear it again.
there's ilike.com, which lets you listen to a full song once, before only letting you listen to the 30 sec clips iLike Help Center


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80%? Not sure where you got that but most artists get far less than 20% of the profits when you buy an album, to be sure. I'm sure any musician would be extremely lucky to make a dollar off every album sold. And keep in mind that comes after enough albums have been sold to pay off the record companies for whatever you owed them.
whatever. point is it's some ridiculously unjust number
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there's ilike.com, which lets you listen to a full song once, before only letting you listen to the 30 sec clips
Does it let you listen to full albums?
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Does it let you listen to full albums?
well i guess you could just listen to each song in the album individually, so yeah. but i've noticed sometimes it doesn't work and plays the 30sec clips anyway, even though it's the 1st play for that song
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well i guess you could just listen to each song in the album individually, so yeah. but i've noticed sometimes it doesn't work and plays the 30sec clips anyway, even though it's the 1st play for that song
It's not the same if you have to interrupt the flow to find the next song. Doesn't do it for me.
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It's not the same if you have to interrupt the flow to find the next song. Doesn't do it for me.
haha well it's just supposed to give you an idea of whether or not you wanna buy the album.

it's still too expensive for me though
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