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Old 07-15-2005, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Peer to Peer Networks are wrong, please don't use them

Remember in the 1990s when an artist released an album and it would get lots of radio play? If you liked the first radio single you would just buy the record and most likely have several other songs that were just as well. These days the radios are dominated by rap, hip-hop, and dance music. Peer to Peer networks take away so much of the profit of an artist who works so hard to perfect their music. Especially with dance music, because they have to simultaneously release a music video thats choreographed perfectly. Since Record Labels get most of the money from buying albums, artists these days are barely scraping by. A lot of African-American artists come from humble beginnings and to finally make it big, they don't get as much money as an artist from the 1990s would. They're not living the rock and roll lifestyle that was had a decade ago.

Peer to Peer file sharing Networks are to blame. Please, stop downloading music for free. It's hurting the artists you love. If you enjoy listening to music, and I know you all do, please stop downloading for free and buy from a non-chain music store so the artists can get the money they work so hard and deserve so much.

Thank you, and God be with you.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly, it's the record compainies that take most of the cut from most mainsteam records, if you really want to support a band it is better to buy the merch or go to a concert. Secondly, if everyone stopped filesharing all of a sudden it would kill way more artists than it would save. For many bands on smaller labels P2P is the only way to get their music heard and by stopping it they'd lose a lot of potential fans and all music fans' money would go to further line the pocket of popular artsists. Lastly, if you don't like what's on the radio these days, don't listen to it.
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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all the bands i download have way too much money anyway so my downloading is definetly not hurting them, in any case ,when i download an album that i really like i'll always buy it but i shure as hell ain't gonna buy the snoop dog album just because i like "sings".....
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i totally agree with you. why download them from the internet when you can just go to the library and rent the cds, copy them, and bring them back.
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I look at it as me getting my own back after being overcharged for CDs for the past 15 years
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Old 07-16-2005, 03:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Agreeed with electric ocean
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I think I should be the one paid for listening to some of the crap I hear.
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah i agree with Urban Hatemonger...If you like one song by that person and then you have to go out and buy their whole CD it is pointless if you hate the rest of the CD. You just paid 20 buck (or whatever price) for 1 song. Now you can jsut download it real quick. Seems better to me.
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