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 Post subject: Re: CDs prices falling
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:33 am 
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Good for her! Not so much for us...

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 Post subject: Re: CDs prices falling
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:38 am 
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I wouldn't try to replace one with another anyway, since they're two different people. But BBP is just as smart and funny and good looking, with an artistic flair.

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 Post subject: Re: CDs prices falling
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:49 am 
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I guess I should clarify that I didn't mean that it was 'so sad' that Aspy was doing good and all that, just that you miss the good people on the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: CDs prices falling
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:27 am 
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If CD prices are falling - why are record companies still releasing £100-odd boxed sets, padded out with stuff that's available elsewhere and with discs in formats (Blu-Ray) that nobody but a few more-money-than-sense technophiles would want. {Message to Robert Frippoff, and also whoever handles The Who, Fairport Convention, the Velvet Underground et al}

Why are they still releasing rare, scholarly-music-fan-oriented material only in limited edition £100-odd boxed set format - instead of releasing it in affordable, 1, 2, or 3 CD packages?

At a time when most people are either unemployed or in jobs which don't even pay for the bare necessities of life - how fucking dare they pretend that their "target audience" is rich people?

If they want to justify their existence, they should stop personally insulting us with their campaign against file sharing, and their pretense that there is any such thing as "intellectual property" that anyone can "own", and concentrate on channeling all their marketing dept energies into trying to forcibly convert "supermarket CD shoppers" into "scholarly music fans"

Scholarly music fans are not invariably rich people. They're the impoverished majority mentioned above. But they're the ones who buy the most - and who download the most ("legally" and "illegally") - which means they're the people who are going to save the skins of Universal, Sony et al, if they're treated with respect. If they're not treated with respect, they're the ones who are going to firebomb Universal, Sony et al off the face of the earth, in the name of freedom of communication, before training their guns on every idle self-regarding time-and-money-thief who thinks he has the right to make a living out of music, design, journalism, etc etc instead of getting off his lazy arse and getting a proper productive day job.


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