[quote author=“kicha”][quote author=“Zurr0”]I am what you would call….a fan….
Zurr0, i think if you were a Fan you would buy all possible cds and lps at once and be proud of that
about downloading and borrowing cds from friends - yes, you’re right it’s the same thing, but it’s the same illegal thing to do! (usually it says on cds or cd covers in small font that you can’t lend it or copy it, smth like that)
i’ve thought about it a lot and decided that the best solution would be some donation system on artists’ websites so even if you download some tracks (its pretty possible you cant order some rare compilation released several years ago), you could still pay for it.
another point is the money actually earned by an artist when you buy a cd - i’ve read a book on music production and if i’m not mistaken it said the artist gets smth around 10% or even 5% from 1 sold copy - all the rest goes on production/promotion costs and to the label, then a part on marketing and to the shop, so if you donate $20 for an album directly to an artist, he’ll get 10 times more
and the last one - it doesn’t actually refer to true music lovers, but now many people mostly use mp3s because they listen to music on their computers and ipods, so they don’t realy need a physical cd and its better to pay $10 to download an album than to spend twice as much on a piece of plastic which you’ll then have to grab and convert to mp3 - and again i think artists would profit if you could download from their websites and pay those $10 directly to them
but still a cd is a very nice material piece which you can hold and put on you shelf, and i like to look through booklets while listening, so i’m planning to buy the music i like and listen to it on proper equipment, not a crappy player :D
and so far buying cds is the best way of approving your admiration… maybe in several years a new system will work out - we’ll see :wink:
A fan can be someone who owns none of thw artists material. For I am a fan of Alex Grey. Yet I own nothing that he has done. You know If I lived in fantasy land I would have thousands of dollars to flop down on ALL of the cds I want. But the simple fact is I don’t have literally hundreds of dollars to buy all the material I want, There are several cds I would like to buy right now from their store, but it would cost me literally hundreds of dollars. But, I still want to hear the music. I still want the music. To radioactive, you’re right, you’re not going to change my views nor am I yours. You believe every piece of music should be paid for and I believe otherwise. Still I am going to consider myself a supporter and lover of Twisted. But ya wow this conversation has GONE so FAR off topic. :O LOVE ALL!