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Old 11-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #241
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This decision of buying digital music online is stupid
Why?
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You're an idiot.

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Here's the initial statement: "What kind of person buys music on iTunes?"

This is clearly a rhetorical statement. The grammatical structure involving "what kind of person" posits different groups: one that does buy via iTunes and one that does not. It can't honestly be questioning whether anyone still purchases music because the structure of the sentence already acknowledges that people do. It's neither an earnest question nor a factual statement by its very structure. It's intentionally condescending. You're just looking for an argument here.
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Okay clearly nobody actually reads what's written here, then.

The original statement has very little relevance. My statement, "who actually buys music these days" was called equally as stupid.

So go ahead and reassess what you'd like to say, because you're talking about something relatively unrelated to what I was talking about.
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I wish I got it.
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Why?
Because you can easily go to a torrent site, put the mouse pointer on the search space, type whatever album you want, wait for the search results, and download it without having to pay anything. And if you are going to argue that it is unethical or somehow against the artist's rights, all I can tell you is that there is no comprehensive way of controlling illegal file sharing, and that artists earn most of their wealth from touring rather than from album sales.
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Because you can easily go to a torrent site, put the mouse pointer on the search space, type whatever album you want, wait for the search results, and download it without having to pay anything.
Would you work for free?
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Artists or bands don't work for free, as I stated, almost all of their cash comes from touring than from album sales.
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I somewhat expected this answer. Except you're wrong. For every U2, Radiohead, or Coldplay, there are 10 bands out there that are struggling to get by and have to do all they can to make ends meet. So taking away a revenue stream for them isn't going to help matters much.
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Artists or bands don't work for free, as I stated, almost all of their cash comes from touring than from album sales.
Because of people like you.
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I would just add to the celestial firmament of this discussion that when I do choose to buy singles and the such, it's out of appreciation for the band.

That is stupid? Or is the argument even broader then that, the idea that monetizing appreciation is inherently dumb?
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Why does every Coldplay thread have to devolve into some barely related argument?
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Why does every Coldplay thread have to devolve into some barely related argument?
It's in their nature.
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I somewhat expected this answer. Except you're wrong. For every U2, Radiohead, or Coldplay, there are 10 bands out there that are struggling to get by and have to do all they can to make ends meet. So taking away a revenue stream for them isn't going to help matters much.
Since when has been getting inside the music industry, or any career field, an easy task?

The internet has completely changed the music industry, that's why today bands can't release a single or album and expect a market to like it and make millions. Those days did exist in the past but they are now over. It is up to their talents and efforts to make themselves recognized and accepted through some other way if they want to make a living out of it, not mentioning that music by itself apart from entertainment and culture, does not contribute anything meaningful to society in the long run unlike a scientist, medical researcher, economists, or other valuable professionals.
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Come on, Dfit. It's not like this is an evolutionary situation where those of us who have "discovered" illegal downloading have progressed beyond those who have not. People have specific reasons for purchasing music: ethics, sentimentality, quality, etc. and the money saved on downloading music illegally would not outweigh those reasons in their eyes.

I don't buy music because I have absolutely no disposable income that could be spent on albums. When I can manage it, I always attend the gigs of bands I love. If I were to be a purist and only listened to music I purchased, I would be completely uninformed and would inevitably cut gigs out also. Thankfully, Grooveshark and my parents' Rhapsody account are available to me so I can listen to as much music as anyone.

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