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About how digital music should be sold

About how digital music should be sold

Postby atarisince1989 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:24 am

I've just read on Module's blog a very interesting post about digital music, selling digital music and even maybe the future of music industry: http://module.co.nz/blog The post I'm talking about is called Full Stream Ahead
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Re: About how digital music should be sold

Postby mal7921 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:16 pm

I had a look during a quiet moment at work this afternoon and put an opinion forward in the comments. interesting idea's and something certainly to keep a watch on as digital downloads develop.
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Re: About how digital music should be sold

Postby atarisince1989 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:01 am

Yes, is quite an interesting concept. I know lots of people who download music (I mean pirate music) and when I ask them why they don't pay for it, most of them tell me that when it's a small or local band they always buy. I wonder what would happen when a small/local band becomes a big band, will they stop buying? :D

As Module pointed in his blog, offering free download is indeed a good way of getting a fanbase, and offering "name your price" downloads is maybe a good idea for getting some income for your music. The problem is how many people will really be paying, and how many people will download it and then put it on a torrent for free. Most of the professional musicians get they revenue by doing concerts, but for small musicians this is far away from their possibilities.
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- Atari Falcon030 (running SpareMiNT+TeraDesk) 14MB RAM TOS 4.04 + 4GB Microdrive & external CF slot + NVRAM mod + SCSI buffer clock mod + EtherNEC
- Amstrad CPC 6128 + HxC USB Floppy Emulator
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