File Sharing Boosts CD Sales

from the more-evidence dept

Here is yet another study saying that people using file sharing systems to find out about new music tend to buy more CDs than before they used file sharing systems. There have been other studies saying the same thing, but, like all the others, the RIAA will continue to ignore the results. You would think that, in the interest of helping the companies they represent, that they would be interested in the actual impact of file sharing, and not just their own simplistic (jumped-to) conclusions.

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    chris, 9 Jul 2003 @ 10:10am

    dumb ass

    are you trying to be stupid or are you really that dumb!!!! everybody knows that after you dwonload music you are most likely going to burn it to a cd.......so why the hell would you want to then go out and purchase the cd for money when you already have it downloaded......lets try to use a little logic here people.....

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    u2604ab, 9 Jul 2003 @ 10:15am

    No Subject Given

    Are you tryng to be stoopid, or are you realy that dum?!! Everyone knows that after you buy a radio and can hear all the music you want, anytime you want, you stop buying records!! If you hear a song you like, you just record it onto a tape and then you can play it anytime you want! Why would you ever buy anything that you can get for free!>>?!

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      Anonymous Coward, 9 Jul 2003 @ 2:44pm

      because

      because tapes of radio versions have D.J.'s talking all over the beginning and end of the songs, and the quality is inferior. Downloaded songs have no D.J. interference and sound just like the CD version.

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        deafman, 10 Jul 2003 @ 12:47am

        Re: because

        Most people's hearing simply isn't that good and/or they don't care - it's background noise. And of course Digital Radio provides CD quality sound. (Personally I think that CDs sound like shit anyway and much prefer Vinyl)

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        "because tapes of radio versions have D.J.'s talking all over the beginning and end of the songs, and the quality is inferior. Downloaded songs have no D.J. interference and sound just like the CD version."

        I take it you don't download much. If you did, you would know that the sound quality varies so greatly, that a statement like that is idiotic.

        I for one have bought more CD's since I started using p2p. Why you ask? The perks. Many CD's like weird al's latest for example come with tons of bonus material that you can only get on the CD. It's real value. Not to mention the cool printed booklet with lyrics that you can't reliably download.

        I could care less what the music industry thinks of me. But they can only track you on the p2p networks if you're actually sharing files. Just a thought.

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    PK, 9 Jul 2003 @ 12:49pm

    Hmmm, well Mr. Moneybags might mind....

    You know all this debating over free downloads and other BS over artists rights and the lost $$$ from everyone's pockets is really starting to get on my nerves. Lets face it, the companies will do whatever it is they want to do, not what the music makers or artists or general public want them to do. When you try to rob the big guy he gets pissed off and comes at you with all kinds of new and improved weapons to try and take you down. Lo and behold the little guy devises ways around the big guys toys yet once again. It will always be a never-ending battle but hey they can keep on trying. Things will always be the way they are now, be it on the internet or on underground networks amongst friends. Let's face it, my buddy buys a CD and what do we do, copy it amongst how many people? Even with encryption there will always be a way around it, and the sound has to come from somewhere so you can hear it, right? If you can hear it you can record it.
    So, all this hype is just that, hype. Illegal copying will always be around so why not lower the cost of purchasing a CD and make it so the average teenager can actually afford to buy the damn things in the first place. Maybe then there would be less incentive to copy them. Trying to prevent it is a waste of time, resources, MONEY, and effort.
    Cheers.

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      Anonymous Coward, 11 Jul 2003 @ 3:44am

      Re: Hmmm, well Mr. Moneybags might mind....

      "So, all this hype is just that, hype. Illegal copying will always be around so why not lower the cost of purchasing a CD and make it so the average teenager can actually afford to buy the damn things in the first place. Maybe then there would be less incentive to copy them. Trying to prevent it is a waste of time, resources, MONEY, and effort."
      EXACTLY. Others who know how much the artists actually get for each CD also have very little motivation to buy an album. Did you know that with each album beint $10-$15, artists only get 5-10 cents of it? That means that with every million albums sold, the artist only gets about $50,000. They are getting ripped off. Plus the cost of making a CD is only a matter of cents on the dollar. The RIAA is making HUGE profit that they don't need. I certainly hope they go out of business. Nobody will hurt from it, not even the artists. Only the RIAA will hurt from it, but let's face it: they deserve it.

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