#1
Hear me out on this, I have a cunning plan. Although it comes with high hopes.

I know most of the music industry probably makes most of it's money on things other than album and single sales these days, but with the amount of illegal downloading going on, if the music industry got in a state where it wasn't worth carrying on business on the little profit, it could disappear. Could that get rid of all the business men involved in the music industry and make way for some really honestly enthusiastic musicians who just want to produce good music?

OK, so it's not much of a cunning plan, more of just a thought of something that would never happen.

But if the music industry miraculously became unprofitable, do you think it would make the way for talented and passionate musicians?

If so, should we devise a plan to bring down the music industry and start over again. :P
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#2
No because even as a musician, you still want to be paid.
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#3
i think it could, but most money would have to be made from gigs and televised events and stuff
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Hear me out on this, I have a cunning plan. Although it comes with high hopes.

I know most of the music industry probably makes most of it's money on things other than album and single sales these days, but with the amount of illegal downloading going on, if the music industry got in a state where it wasn't worth carrying on business on the little profit, it could disappear. Could that get rid of all the business men involved in the music industry and make way for some really honestly enthusiastic musicians who just want to produce good music?

OK, so it's not much of a cunning plan, more of just a thought of something that would never happen.

But if the music industry miraculously became unprofitable, do you think it would make the way for talented and passionate musicians?

If so, should we devise a plan to bring down the music industry and start over again. :P
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#7
if that did happen the government would have to do something about torrents. again, it would never happen.
#8
can you say 'bail-out'?

anybody see the Daily Show today/last night? every suit and his grandma is asking for taxpayer bucks
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#9
When I make my first full-length album, it will be available as a free download. Music shouldn't cost anything in the digital realm. Shows should. And LPs should.
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OK, so it's not much of a cunning plan

Shut up Baldrick.
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#12
we need a way to make music impossible to illegally download.. dont know how but we have to find a way!

artists deserve to be paid for there music too. i love playing music, but you cant forget that the music industry is business. without getting paid well, the music industry could dwindle down to just local distribution. music take lots of money for production, distribution, and paying for great shows. just pyro effects take tens of thousands of dollars. artists are doing a service and deserve to get paid just as much as say a restaraunt or hotel
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#13
Needs must when the devil vomits into your kettle, eh?
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#14
There's already good music being produced today. You just aren't looking hard enough.
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#16
haha

Oh no, don't get me wrong there's great music being made, but then the rest of the industry is just full of people being pimped out to make money. I'm talking about the bad side of the industry.
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#18
If the music industry collapsed and wasn't making money....then Apple with its iTunes would become even bigger than Google.
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#19
If the music industry started to collapse because of illegal downloading I think it would adapt rather than die off. For some it's all about the money, they'll disappear. For those who are in it for music, they'll stay, they'll lose money, maybe they won't be able to afford a second lambo but they'll make enough to make a living. Imagine how much traffic iTunes would get if all the downloads would be free, how much money do you think they could then make off advertisements if they added them in? Could they pay the artists, producers, etc enough so they could make a living (depending on how much traffic their product attracted)? Any big artist could still do fairly well. It would probably be easier for smaller artists to get their tunes out to the public too.