There has been a lot of discussion about the changes in the music business with the advent of the internet. Here are some important things to consider about this new business model for musical artists. First of all there has been a lot of talk about how this has 'hurt' the record companies but one must stop and think if the record companies have really served the best interests of the listeners.
This industry went from a willingness to take chances on a new artist to only banking on a what they believed to be a sure thing. For a band to get a record contract they needed to have already done the work of building up their fan base. Kind of like getting a loan at a bank; if you don't need it, fine, you can probably get it but, if you need it, you probably won't get it. It was really just a way for a musical artist to go into debt to the company because it had its own producers and recording studios which it charged an unbelievable amount of money to the artist or band for and then that all came back out of the artist's royalties.
Now the situation is even worse because the record companies engineer a group and create a false popular demand for it through their media hype. Meanwhile the music offered to the listening public remains essentially the same decade after decade.
Now, if you are happy with what the record companies serve up, all well and good, but if you are among those who enjoy something truly new and different, where are you going to find that? Well the internet, of course and all the independent bands that will be found there. And this is why you should support this new business model and buy new music online from your favorite new bands.
There is a large faction that uses the internet that thinks that everything on the internet should be free but, in reality, nothing on the internet is free and why should music be? People think that musicians are happy just to play their music but what you are really doing when you don't buy new music online and support your favorite musical artists, is casting a vote for the old business model to return. You force musical artists to try and go through the record companies and give them control of what you can listen to.
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