No, The Music Industry Outlook Isn't Grim... Just For Selling Recorded Music

from the it-ain't-the-same dept

JJ passed along a short article from a week or so ago, claiming that the "outlook" for the music industry is "still grim" according to some industry insiders at a conference. Except... that's not really true. Once again, it seems like there's confusion between the recording industry and the music industry. Yes, it may be true that the outlook for selling plastic discs or downloads may not look so hot, but that's hardly everything that encompasses the music industry -- and claiming otherwise is not at all accurate. The recording industry has pushed this myth for years, and it's too bad the press continues to parrot the same line. Yet, when studies actually look beyond just selling the music directly, they find that the outlook isn't grim at all. Claiming that the outlook for the music industry is grim is like claiming that the outlook for the transportation industry is grim in 1910 because the market for horse carriages is declining.

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    wheatus, 13 Oct 2009 @ 8:44pm

    Acrylic

    The part of the music industry that writes, records and sells music on the internet is doing just fine and is finding new and interesting ways to make better product at a lower price by trimming long festering and unnecessary fat.

    The part of the music industry that used to rule the day by infecting the living creators with their hateful scabies and sucking the blood of talent like tics, never bringing anything to the table but cartoon sized ego, gold pinkie rings, and acrylic hair is gonna have to go get a real job. Ignore them. Do not buy what they sell...buy indie direct only....vote with your wallets for the downfall of the old.

    bbb
    wheatus.com

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