Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights

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To: Paul Davis <paul@...>
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Date: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 6:57 pm

On 10/24/2011 08:37 PM, Paul Davis wrote:

Didn't know about that place. Perhaps digital copies will slowly go down
to sane levels..
Well in the worst case it's because people simply don't like it.. but
then, what is good music? I've pondered about this on a personal level,
and I can honestly say that I still don't know what makes me like a
certain song or band.. also, when making that. Did you expect to make up
for the production cost? if not, the whole money issues doesn't really
mather.. or perhaps you made it to make money? in that case it's all
about marketing and making simple music that sounds like the stuff you
hear on the most popular radio stations, but mostly it's really about
getting known.... If you are really famous, you could probably sell your
own poo on ebay and make a living out of it.

> you seem to have this idea that every piece of recorded music always

And that is why I also said; "..or well, they start out at ~ -99.999...%
and rise, approaching 99.99999999999999...% the more people who buy it."

note the minus there infront of the first 99.999...% And yes I get your
point that not all songs rise above 0% and here again lies that crucial
questions of what makes a song sell, and if you make (record) music to
make money or not. Live gigging is a whole other topic, cannot be copied
yet... intelligent holograms anyone?

The thing that bothers me with the current approach is that the price is
set just as it was physical things that we sell, but it isn't. I mean I
understand that the price for an actual CD can be 10-20€ but with
digital distribution there are so many middle hands and steps that
simply can be bypassed. On the otherhand I don't live in the world of
commercial music so my opinion doesn't really mather, my music
http://sharpattack.bandcamp.com/ ;D will be free at least for the time
being, till I actually learn how to properly play the instruments and as
I look for my sound... Will never cost 0,5€ per track tho, the financing
schemes I've been interested in are name your price @ 0 - unlimited, or
somekind of 'buy out system' or some really advanced 'song share holding
system' that I pondered about some time ago. Where the first few buyers
pay alot and as more and more people buy into it they get their money
back :P
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[LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Kevin Cosgrove, (Mon Oct 24, 4:56 am)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Jeremy Henty, (Mon Oct 24, 9:40 am)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Louigi Verona, (Mon Oct 24, 5:19 am)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, alexander, (Mon Oct 24, 5:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Paul Davis, (Mon Oct 24, 5:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, alexander, (Mon Oct 24, 6:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Louigi Verona, (Mon Oct 24, 7:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Paul Davis, (Mon Oct 24, 7:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Louigi Verona, (Mon Oct 24, 7:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Joe Hartley, (Mon Oct 24, 6:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Folderol, (Mon Oct 24, 6:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Hartmut Noack, (Wed Oct 26, 7:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, david, (Thu Oct 27, 4:53 am)
Re: [LAU] OT - Digital Rights, Hartmut Noack, (Fri Oct 28, 11:30 pm)