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Originally posted by HallamFoe
Speaking as a professional musician, I believe the digital age has ruined the music industry. Thousands of people have lost their jobs due to legitimate downloads and online piracy.
Next to go will be the bookstores.
What jobs are going to be left?
Originally posted by memoir
Artists make very little in physical album sales. If they go through a label, they have to repay the label the cost of marketing, production, et cetera. The majority of money is made by touring. Furthermore, illegal downloading has far less of an effect than they want you to believe. There are a million articles on the interwebs that outline and explain away all of your concerns. Google is your friend in these regards.