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Originally posted by debunky
Originally posted by mental modulator
20 years ago I would have a wonderful career,,, unfortunately
many of us can't keep at it forever on our own dime.
[edit on 23-8-2009 by mental modulator]
And 200 years ago you could have had a wonderful career as a blacksmith. Sorry, but while we still need people to make musik, but no longer for the recording and distribution. That has become way too simple and way too cheap to justify giving money to anybody for it.
As a performing artist you will have to perform if you want to make money from it.
Besides did you know that printers of sheet music were proclaiming the end of culture when the first electric pianos and similiar devices appeared? If you look at the history of music "professional recording artists" where a pretty short phase. One that is about to end.
Originally posted by drsmooth23
reply to post by mental modulator
thats a good point, and its always been my understanding that Concerts and merch is where most money comes from. if you can a big enough show, you run a chance of getting signed, which is a whole other thread, haha.
how does one get more people at their show? make their music available to everyone, have people who would maybe not heard your music otherwise, and ultimately remember the artist afterwards. downloads offer an equivalent of microwave cooking a meal in 60 seconds. Couple that with the ever increasing amount of time we spend on the computers with more people getting online every day.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
1. Child abduction: the fine is only like $25000.
2. Stealing the actual CD: the fine is $2,500
3. Rob your neighbor: the fine is $375,000
4. Burn a house down: The fine is just over $375,000
5. Stalk someone: The fine is $175,000
6. Start a dogfighting ring: the fine is $50,000
7. Murder someone: The maximum penalty is only $25,000 and 15 years in jail, and depending on your yearly salary, would probably be far slighter a penalty than $2 million
I just came across this article and thought it is worth sharing. It helps shed some light on the absolute absurdity that is associated with the penalties dished out for file sharing. Our justice system has sold out to corporate interests.
The above crimes are REAL crimes. File sharing is not in the same league and it is absolutely absurd to think that it deserves a similar fine.
Edit to add: Treason only carried a fine of $250,000 when Scooter decided to leak the identity of some CIA operatives.
[edit on 23-8-2009 by Karlhungis]