posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:18 PM
Now for some comments on the music industry in general. This money grubbing, artist pillaging industry is hopefully finally reaping what the sewed.
They price gouge albums and song downloads and expect people to just go and spent $20 on a song.
God forbid you copy the CD or file or loan your iPod to anyone. Hell don't even use it as background music on a YouTube video or we'll get you.
Artists don't make music to enjoy in any other setting except one where they make money. Oh wait. Just kidding that's the studio that does that!
They do it all while charging $20 for a CD that costs $.02 to make and only sharing a small amount of that %1,000 profit with the actual artist while
taking away the artists "privilege" to write his own material and forcing him to perform studio material.
We've come a long way down since the days of Mozart and Beethoven (sp?).
Comments on the entertainment industry in general. Really? You're going to pay someone $20,000,000 to spend a few months to a year lying on film for
other's enjoyment. Then you spend $30,000,000 on equipment. Now you're going to charge us $15 a ticket, $9 for 20oz of drink, $10 for a candy bar to
make it all back. Then you have the gall to say, "no outside food or drink" so we have to let you rape our wallets.
All this so we spend so much money on entertainment that we are forced to decide if we want to see a movie or pay the phone bill this week. Sounds
like a wonderful distraction technique to me. Good job TPTB. You certainly have all your bases covered. What with cable TV, DVD and TV, video game and
other entertainment system prices too. I mean I bet we all spend in excess of %50 of our annual take-home income on entertainment.
We're all so distracted trying to be entertained and pay our bills at the same time lord knows what you do while we're not looking.
At to that all the entertainment taxes, income tax on studios and movie stars (aka good liars) and sales tax and TPTB is making a hefty profit off us
Plus all the vice taxes on alcohol and cigarettes and soon to be marijuana... (also entertainment by the way) Then consider the licensing fees bars
and clubs have to pay for their music...
I went all over the place on this one. Have at it.