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Where do you download your music....legally?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    ...all the one who have to worry about illegal downloading are. Musicians just starting out (when it's still about the music) would be stoked just to have their material heard.
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    In the beginning, maybe. But eventually, they all want to get paid. You don't get fed off pats on the back.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Agree, but my point: if they are popular enough to have to worry about illegal downloads, then they are already paid. Artist make most of their money from touring anyhow.
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I agree on artists pay, but artists aren't always the people writing/producing the songs either. Popular artists may get a writer's or producer's credit, but they're really not the writer or producer on the song. Classic example would be Rihanna. She has 7 albums in 7 years, and probably 7 world tours. I question how many songs she actually wrote in that span. She almost has to grind for those CDs to make real money.

    In general, tho. My point was based on the up and coming artist who is thankful for all praise initially... until they get a taste of success. Then they want their money.
  5. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    The money comes from touring, not record sales for most.

    The real point here is that if you want to support an artist, download or stream or whatever -- but make sure you show up when they play a show and make sure you buy some merch.
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Yes, I understand that artists (who don't write/produce) make their money off tours and other ventures.

    The real money from music goes to writers/producers/record labels.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    The real money from music goes to record labels.

    Writers/Producers earn very little comparatively
  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    We're not exactly disagreeing, ya know. The music money hierarchy goes like this

    Record label > producer > writer > artist

    Granted there are some other folks that could get a percentage, too. Engineer, arranger, etc. But for simplicity, that's the money hierarchy.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    No, the hierarchy goes like that when the Producer is a big name person brought in to produce a top name. It certainly doesn't go like that for 99.9% of most works.
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I'm just going to disagree, because I know what I know based on personal experience. But debating this point to the nth isn't that serious for me.
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    you are likely confusing movie producer type roles (i.e., funding a project) with music production. If a music producer is bankrolling a project, paying for recording, etc. then yes, it would be the situation you describe.
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  12. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    Amazon sells mp3's and have been able to find "some" independent artists on there you wouldn't find on iTunes.
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  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    :whistling here:
  14. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Pandora ftw. I am NOT paying a dollar a song. No way no how.
  15. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    don't forget the butter knife to stick under the tape so it will play right/
  16. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I have an app on my phone, download there and then transfer to my computer and MP3 player.
  17. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Used to do Napster before they quit Canada.

    Songza is pretty neat-o.
  18. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I never knew you lived up here, west or east coast?
  19. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    emusic.com
    great selection for about 1/2 the price of iTunes.

    I use it all the time.
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