RIAA Wants To Make Sure Radio Sounds Bad
from the such-a-brilliant-strategy dept
Mikester writes in to tell us that the RIAA is complaining that: “Digital radio broadcasts that bring CD-quality sound to the airwaves could lead to unfettered song copying if protections are not put in place.” Not at all surprising, of course, but they’re basically complaining that digital radio – whose whole claim to fame is the quality of the sound – sounds too good.
Comments on “RIAA Wants To Make Sure Radio Sounds Bad”
My old satellite and current digital cable both carry about 50 all digital, no commercial interruptions music channels that could be easily recorded, digitized, etc.
How come they’re not raising a huge stink about that?
They need to face facts – the genie is out of the bottle and they need to find a new way to get music to people that is easy, non-restrictive and affordable – take away the incentive to copy and people just might stop.
I’ve downloaded maybe 10-12 songs since the iTunes Music Store launched, where I used to download a couple dozen each month. Now it’s just easier to go buy it for $0.99 and get it delivered digitally without having to double-check and make sure it’s not some crappy recording that cuts off the last 4 seconds of the song, or is just the chorus repeated over and over, or Madonna cursing at me…
Re: Hello? TV?
Ha ha… you got it right bud. Beats getting infected by … well kazza and what that typically brings forth…spyware and viruses, even on the lite version. But don’t think the riaa trusts its customers to take a bit of advise
Mmm…sounds to me like their work is done!
I mean listen to any top ten station anywhere…
Re: sound bad?
Huzza!! – the Captain
Can i hear some more Justin Schmimbertake? Bindersnake? New Kids of the Flock? Can I have Britney Speared?
Re: Re: sound bad?
I’m willing to spear Brtitney for no cost.
So Digital radio should just do what radio DJs have done for years, ruin the songs by talking over the intro and the fade of every number they play … “Hey, All right, this is the boss station with the boss hits that my boss told me to play, YEAH!”?with acknowledgement to George Carlin, of course 😉