Though members might find this interesting
Though members might find this interesting
Nice to be able to go back to trust and friendship!!!!!!!!!
It's a mixed up sensation this being alive
Oh! it wears a man down into the ground
It's the strangest elation
I can't describe it
Oh it leaves a man weary
It makes a man frown..............................Chris Simpson ( "Mixed Up Sensations" 1975 Martin's Cafe )
As they are merely reporting on current trends, how can you disagree with this article? Two big problems with downloading/streaming services are new artist exposure (obvious and frequently reported on) but also what I call the "creaming effect", that is, an artist's hits are frequently played but how about the other material packaged with the Big Hit? It's not all just filler and some stuff is only recognized as superior after the fact, sometimes long after the time of issue. No particular tunes come to mind but they exist--calling out to others to provide examples. That however is why I link to whole albums--somebody listening here might come on an unheralded tune that nobody else thought important but they can't live without. Plus any album that's conceived of as a whole loses coherence with this chopping up--a lot of jazz albums of course but much in the pop arena as well.
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
the whole thing is a sad state of affairs IMO....
but look on the bright side fellow MD members...
our cd/vinyl collections could be worth a lot of money in a decade or two to the next generation of music lovers because its 'swings and roundabouts'...
there'll be youngsters then who will want to go so-called 'retro' and get their music as their parents did...
why do i believe this?
because my daughter and her friends buy their music solely on vinyl(new and used) because they dont like digital and want 'to be different'...and frankly, i dont blame them because they are 'music lovers' and 'lovers of real music!'
Well the music industry has done it to their selves ! Thousands of music artists out there !!!! YouTube, Internet Radio, Satellite Radio, Streaming centres ...Sound Cloud, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Grooveshark (Canada)...I like all types of music....but I am feeling extremely overwhelmed ! I cannot affix myself to a specific genre or two like most people so I am bewildered !..lol..Dropped into a clothing store the other day and I heard a great ska track in the background, I asked the sales clerk what band it was and he had no clue, but he knew the name of the internet radio station, I just walked away and scratched my head ! ...
The music purists will inhale vinyl but those enlightened folks are few and far between I'm afraid !
" WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD, MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HAPPINESS WAS THE KEY TO LIFE. WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL, THEY ASKED ME WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP. I WROTE DOWN "HAPPY". THEY TOLD ME I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT AND I TOLD THEM THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND LIFE."
- JOHN LENNON
Thank-you Gryphon for the link to the article!
I think the industry must change. It needs to realize that people will search out the method/format they are most comfortable with. The reality is there is much more choice for music listeners. Choice does not mean the "death" of music.
As it has been and will continue to be, there have always been music collectors/lovers (insert all members of Music Discussion here). There have also been a lot of people who did not concern themselves too much with a music collection preferring to listen to whatever was on the radio or copy a "super hits" tape from their friend who bought it. The subscription/streaming services actually gives the more casual listener a "better choice" for casual listening. I live in a small rural community serviced by 2-4 radio stations (depending on the weather) - there have been several lean years for the casual listener in my area of the world. Now the streaming, subscription services being offered give people a choice. It has never been easier to discover new music and find more music like the stuff you already like/love.
Does this mean everyone will stop buying physical copies of music?
I don't think so, as I frequent the shops that continue to provide this service to those who want it and there continues to be physical copies of recordings made. The family record collection is most certainly disappearing and being replace by the families music collections saved on players/hard-drives <-- they are cleaner looking and take up way less space. There will always be people who feel the drive to find out more and search out whole albums/discographies, these people are the future of the physical music collection.
Does that mean I'll only buy records & CDs?
I think it is unlikely that these only two formats will survive. Right now there is a small resurgence for cassette tapes in the punk/metal world, I think it is highly unlikely that they will make a full recovery but....
So much change, it should be an interesting time for us. I think we should brace ourselves and try and enjoy the ride - or at least not hate the ride.
it is not the "death of music" at all....
music is evolving into something new all the time as is the way people listen to it....
as better digital sound systems come out it will obviously get more dedicated listeners to purchase their music that way....
from what ive read thus-so-far, Neil Young's "pono" system is a step foreward in the digital revolution...it may or may not catch on,but maybe the next format that improves from it may do...
either way, i will continute to purchase copies of albums in either cd or vinyl format....
i am currently transferring all my cds onto ipod as a system backup incase i lose more cds when and if i move house...
last time i lost around 20,it was obvious it was the removal guys who took them, but to prove it well, thats another story!?
it's just sad
“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.”
― Will Rogers
If I am paying, I want to own the music. Renting would not work for me.
i agree Big Ears....
also, i dont buy digital music ie: iTunes and the like, because i want a "physical" copy of something if i pay good money for it.
BTW.....how's Noddy?(and i dont mean Noddy Holder!)
^ He is kind and honest, but still gets into trouble.