I work professionally in the IT industry.
DMCA has affected MUCH more than just music.
Its a pain, and hindrance to my career.
Its not hardly about the price of the CD. If you break my salary down to an hourly rate, and compare to the length of their CD......
I earn more money working the length of their CD than what the CD would cost me.
When I spec out a system that will save a company hundreds of thousands per year (thus making me look good when its time for a raise), and it is shot
down because of this stupid DMCA.....then I'm offended.
You're not really supporting the artist when you buy the CD though. While it shows there is interest in the band, most of the money coming from the
actual sale goes to the label. Most of the band's share of the profits comes from touring and merchandising. And in the case of a band like Metallica
the massive contract they have with their label.
That's true but I'd still rather pruchase a CD anyway cause as I said before on another thread, I like looking through the booklet and reading which
instruments and equipment were used in the recording. Plus the excitement of bringing home a CD and wondering what the album sounds like is
non-existant for me when I listen to something online or through a digital means.
In a way that's true, but it wasn't just the fact their music was pirated. They had pirated music appear online before anyone had the chance to
by it. And there were file sharing sites which had fees to use it. So no one, not the band, record company or anyone but the owners of the sharing
site was getting paid.
You're right..the bands don't get much from their cuts...especially newer bands. But even a small cut...I believe they are entitled to. People hate
on Metallica, but its the record companies themselves who are the real theives. But it doesn't give other people the right to ensure the bands
themselves don't even get the small portion due to them because of blatant stealing and sharing of their music.
Support your favorite bands by going to their concerts. Buy their T-shirts. But also by buying their music. Its OK to share a song or 2 with a
friend..even the SCOTUS has said that. But if you decide you like it...go buy it yourself.
With that said....and back on topic!
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Just throwing this out there, I'm not sure if anyone else has considered this or not... Is it possible that the scandal of Bill Ward not playing
anymore is some form of publicity stunt? Given the way that social media works and such... You'll have every little scene queen suddenly being a
black sabbath fan as the hype surrounding the album and world tour draws closer, and you'll have the old die-hards up in arms about the fact that the
original heavy metal drummer isn't featuring in the line up... Because, surely, its ridiculous if he doesn't play on the album or go on tour... It
would be the biggest shame... I guess the theory is, the outcry about Bill Ward not being in the band will serve to rally the fans and whence generate
publicity somehow, anyone catch my drift?
Originally posted by hudsonhawk69
Disturbed - The sickness is an awesome album.
my goodness friend... Pantera beat the living heck of Disturbed in terms of aggression if that's your thing... But Black Sabbath, the first 4 albums,
are where to begin the journey. Todays bands still can't approach their level of heavy with all there triggered drums and guttural screaming and
I have to say you're wrong there. While Sabbath are great, Doom Metal has come a long way. Just look at a band like Electric Wizard or even 40 Watt
Sun with their shoegaze inspired Doom. And those don't bands don't even come close to the dread and heaviness that can be evoked be funeral doom
bands like Ahab or Evoken.
I LOVE Electric Wizard! yes they have topped Sabbath in terms of sheer crushing heaviness, I will certainly conced ethat. I was speaking more relative
to say... most of the 'metal' the casual observer may have come across... I haven't slept in quite some time I thought this whole thread was to do
with Black Sabbath
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well, I certainly hope so! It would be the most disappointing thing otherwise... any old drummer just won't do, he was a damn unique and talented man
that pioneered what it meant to be a 'metal' drummer... Who else could they possibly get? Dave Grohl would at least be amusing and he would really
enjoy it... Perhaps Vinny Apice?
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