Dennis Doros wrote:
>> Buying and managing music online is a reality and the
>> rights and content holders are making tons of money because of it. If
>> would have stuck to selling music "only" on cd's, yes, they would be in
>> trouble, but that didn't happen and they are thriving.
> Actually, this part is just not true. Although digital download formats
> Guitar Hero) have become a huge share of the music industry's revenue, it
> doesn't nearly make up for the extensive losses overall. I think US
> was up 4% last year (after seven or eight years of steady percentage loss)
> but down significantly internationally.
> Then again, it's not true that the loss is entirely due to digital theft.
> It's also because the world stopped buying $15 cds and started purchasing
> one or two songs from each release for 99 cents. Also, as I suggested
> the threat to video before, sharing music among friends has become a form
> social and cultural engagement.
> Here are two decent articles that are relatively balanced:
> Dennis Doros
> Milestone Film & Video
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