#1
I was reading that anti-piracy petition article and the comments on it and I had a viewpoint that I figured got too big to post in the comments.

It seems to me that the smoothest way for the music industry to run now a days would be to have NO national or worldwide overlying music industry. Since there are a ton of small local bands all over the place who have decent recording capabilities (much better than the 70s or 80s at least) and access to almost affordable decent gear, if they all connected with local venues and local artists and always just played moderately local and through "piracy" spread their music to everyone possible then little money would have to be spent on touring and recording to maintain an appreciable following.

The only downsides to this viewpoint I see off the top of my head is not only no money gained but money lost on pretty much everything, but comon I'm 19, bought my own halfstack and guitar, wasnt that expensive for something good enough, and like 5 dudes down the street from everyone and a million on the internet can record their band. Then if the industry actually kicks up on that scale, the constant shows just might bring enough money to the venues where the bands and venue can work a commission deal, so then eventually you might make all or most of your money back

But the real kicker is that then if you wanna see your absolute-alltime-favorite band, then you just might have to shell out 500 dollars airfare to get to them. But hey, that little show will only cost 10 bucks anyway, and if you really loved em soo much youd probably be willing to shell it out. And anyway youd be going to local shows all the time anyway so it wouldnt be the end of the world,, at least in my opinion.

What do you guys think?
Any other pro's or con's?
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#5
Some of us have responsibilities. I can drive three hours to Oklahoma City, see Opeth and Ghost, then drive three hours back in time to catch five hours of sleep before class.


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Piracy stole my car anyway.
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#7
Pirates stole my ship
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#8
Better recording tech that bands don't know how to use doesn't mean much.
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#13
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You're welcome sir.


You aren't Nomack.


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#14
I like bands touring on a large scale, and actually holding a physical copy of the music is the main reason I (almost) never pirate music, while I understand that music as an industry currently cannot be sustained, it would sadden me greatly to lose the thrill of having a huge band come near to where I can see them or be actually unable to go to a shop and buy a cd with the cool cover art and booklet.Surely music must become less centralised but I think there ought to be some notion of an industry as opposed to a disparate sets of musician/venue operators loosely following a formula of distribution, I haven't got a workable solution though.

sorry I should have read this thread first,
piracy ate my lunch AND stole my girlfriend.
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#15
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It seems to me that the smoothest way for the music industry to run now a days would be to have NO national or worldwide overlying music industry. Since there are a ton of small local bands all over the place who have decent recording capabilities (much better than the 70s or 80s at least) and access to almost affordable decent gear, if they all connected with local venues and local artists and always just played moderately local and through "piracy" spread their music to everyone possible then little money would have to be spent on touring and recording to maintain an appreciable following.

The only downsides to this viewpoint I see off the top of my head is not only no money gained but money lost on pretty much everything, but comon I'm 19, bought my own halfstack and guitar, wasnt that expensive for something good enough, and like 5 dudes down the street from everyone and a million on the internet can record their band. Then if the industry actually kicks up on that scale, the constant shows just might bring enough money to the venues where the bands and venue can work a commission deal, so then eventually you might make all or most of your money back

But the real kicker is that then if you wanna see your absolute-alltime-favorite band, then you just might have to shell out 500 dollars airfare to get to them. But hey, that little show will only cost 10 bucks anyway, and if you really loved em soo much youd probably be willing to shell it out. And anyway youd be going to local shows all the time anyway so it wouldnt be the end of the world,, at least in my opinion.


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