is downloading killing music

Sep 23

is downloading killing music

Posted by mattymattymatty on

Lily Allen and Nme have recently claimed its killing off new bands just trying to get started .

I dont think its harmful at all for a few reasons.
1. In england figures show more and more people are going to watch live music more than ever.
2. Peoples taste in music seems to be getting broader and broader, because they can get any weird music for free and give it a chance. Instead of in the past where people would usally just buy the safer options.(this is better for new bands)
3. Why do bands have to become rich anyway????? Its ART and usally the richer bands get the worse the music becomes.
4. I think its sort of romantic in a way that our generation can get music for free and the top 10 singles has no bearing on whats popular any more which is cool.
5. People are getting music they like now based on their own opinion instead of relying on magazine reviews, hit singles and hype.

BUT I think the main way record companies could stop ilegal downloads is by releasing them asap instead of sitting on them for months. Most albums seem to leak 1 - 3 weeks before they are officially released , which is obviously a massive push for the ilegal download.

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i bought thier album but now it's a different story. if u really want to save money during a currency crunch you stay away then again thanks for the internet ;)

Nothing can kill music.
The music business on the other hand is a different story lol! Lilly Allen is hurting in the pocket book because her dumb ass hardly ever tours. Music artists have historically earned more money off of merch and touring than off the residuals they get from selling a record/song. Someone correct me if I'm talking outta my ass.

I think downloading music will kill the big businesses before the small bands. Companies can't sell whole albums with just one good song on them anymore.. the big businesses can't get away with that BS anymore.

People are always afraid of new technologies. Look at it this way.. new bands have more exposure because of the internet than ever before... the real problem I believe is that there is a lot of competition with music now. There are so many forms of entertainment that music has to compete with.. I think the internet does damage there not online sharing

Another problem is that people haven't learned how to use the internet effectively.. what they should do is have more live shows on the internet and make people pay to watch them.. people just need to learn to adapt to the times rather than fight them.

I think what everyone should do.. including the Strokes is to make a business out of following bands.. like you know how we are looking for every scrap of info about the Strokes and their music? They should use that to their benefit.. people are going to find out anyway.. think of it like a "reality show".. they should be using this tech to make fans closer to their bands rather than doing things the way they did before.. don't fight it.. embrace it..