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Sunday, July 7, 2002

Janis Ian on MP3

There's a fascinating article on music downloads via the Internet over on, Janis Ian's website. It's interesting to see a recording artist comment on the music industry and its attitude towards the Internet and new music technology in general. Here's a particularly good quote (in my opinion, of course):
And it's difficult to convince an educated audience that artists and record labels are about to go down the drain because they, the consumer, are downloading music. Particularly when they're paying $50-$125 apiece for concert tickets, and $15.99 for a new CD they know costs less than a dollar to manufacture and distribute.

A.T. Hun comments: Wow. That is a really good article. I especially like the information at the end that shows unless you sell a zillion records, the record company owns you. Maybe if there are some smart artists out there, they could go all MP3 or sell their CDs only online and cut out the RIAA, the middlemen, and the stores altogether. Any takers?

J.t.Qbe comments: Actually, I think some already do that.

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