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Washington Post: Businesses Battle for Song Sharers

Staff writer, David McGuire writes about the state of digital downloading, P2P and music services vying for your business.

“Despite being well employed, with plenty of disposable cash, they feel little guilt or apprehension as they regularly use the Internet to violate copyright law. Millions of other Internet users worldwide have the same attitude, prompting a wave of music piracy that artists and recording companies say threatens their very existence.  “

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now maybe this will force record companies to stop overpaying weak line ups and stop over charging for cd’s. even $1.00 is too much for a song. if they can get it down to the 25 cents range maybe i might consider using their service. i like my classic music and its kind of hard to find. the only way is through p2p sharing. i dont see record companies making an effort to lower prices on cd’s that are somewhat old now. they continue to demand top dollar even for outdated music. capitalizing on the nostalgia of consumers. tv isnt helping much out either. when you can turn the tv on and see some 15 year old in a bently knowing damn well they dont own it. i see the music industry going the way of the dot com bust. a back to basics approach and filtering of garbage music. i personally dont sell my downloaded music. everything i download is for my personal use. so i sleep very well at night. thank you.

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on June 25, 2003 at 8:06 AM (PDT)

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have you tried emusic?  They have a bunch of classical, and it is all you can download for a flat monthly fee.  I have more than covered the cost of my membership.  No more p2p for me.

Posted by nilepocdotcom on June 25, 2003 at 8:42 PM (PDT)

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15 year old in a bentley, that would be mini-rapper bow wow, who everytime i see him I ask myself ‘why’s that kid not in school!”.

Unfortunately it was the record companies greed when they forced CD’s onto us by deleting vinyl records for the major artists. Funny thing is here in europe vinyl is growing stronger, which is to do with dance culture over here. In fact HMV in manchester has expanded it’s vinyl section and vinyl Lp’s cost more than CD’s now but still they sell. No self respecting dj uses just CD.

Another point, if I used a pay service to download would i share it, like hell i would go buy your own like i did!

the quality of music is probably at such a low, why would anyone want to buy the CD for oh so many untalented manufactured boy/girl bands and wannabe a badass rappers surrounded by booty shaking girls but talking loud and saying nothing. Final note isn’t it funny how rap rhymes with crap

The accountants have taken over the music industry and they are driving it over a cliff and p2p just gives it a bit more ummph to get there quicker.

Posted by mac_gladdy on June 26, 2003 at 9:45 AM (PDT)

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