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by Mike Masnick




Koreans Facing Same Music Sharing Issues

from the sounds-familiar dept

It seems that it isn't just the US with a stupid recording industry association forcing the closure of file trading systems that consumers use to find new music. Over in Korea, the Recording Industry Association of Korea is forcing a file sharing system to close, pissing off its users - who are threatening to boycott album buying in response. The users of the site say that the downturn in music buying isn't because people are sharing music, but because the Korean music industry releases albums based on the musicians' looks, and not their talent.

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    Anonymoose, 13 Aug 2002 @ 3:24pm

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    I can't figure out what the US music industry releases albums based on, but IT isn't talent either.

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    Dondara, 13 Aug 2002 @ 7:59pm

    And to blame is ...?

    but because the Korean music industry releases albums based on the musicians' looks, and not their talent

    You can thank that vapid craphole MTV for setting this precedent of looks over talent. Back in my day, bands were ugly and they rocked.

    F*CK YOU MTV!

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