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The "death" of bands

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Wut? I don't know much of Manson's music, but tell me one person who came out before eminem that was anything like him. Guy was completely unique when he came out.
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  2. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    in what way was he unique?
  3. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Scientific fact that this is the best rock band going today

  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    He didn't sound like anybody else at all...rapper or no. And the stuff he rapped about was not even close to any other artists. You don't have to like him, but Eminem was as unique as it gets when he first came out.
  5. Ntegrase96

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    Pretty much nailing this one Theebs. Again, I'd say I am a Millenial. I grew up downloading music illegally or swapping burned disks with Friends.

    I mean, I'm old enough to remember a time before Napster, and then sites like Kazaa and Limewire. I started buying music right about the time that Blockbuster Music debuted, which I think turned into Warehouse music eventually.

    But the majority of my life I haven't really paid for music in bulk. I stopped downloading illegally and started paying for music on iTunes, but by the time Myspace came around in the early 2000s there really wasn't a point because I could listen to music anywhere the internet was for free. And even now, I've just got a subscription to Spotify for $10 a month for virtually unlimited music.

    Record sales just aren't what they used to be because of the internet and probably my generation (and other generations adapting as well).

    But I've also always heard that record labels really didn't make their money from record sales either. From what I remember, they made more from tours. Have you heard of anything like that before?

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