Musicians Against StreamingAdded: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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Several years ago music has moved from the music stores online and that’s how a fight between music studios and online download services started. The first battle was started by Metallica, which managed to shut down Napster ten years ago. Last year, iTunes revolutionized music industry by allowing people download Beatles’ tracks from their online store.
However, aside from infringing file-sharing services, there are others, which preferred to offer a subscription-based streaming service to their customers, because they thought this kind of music distribution was able to reduce online piracy. Indeed, it was, as music creators get paid for their works, unlike the situation when their tracks are shared through BitTorrent and similar services absolutely for free. Nevertheless, not all musicians are happy about this method of songs distribution, including, for example, the UK’s famous Coldplay, one of the most successful bands, which accounts for 50 million records sold within the last 15 years.
The Coldplay’s record label, EMI, announced that the band, loved by many British for songs like “Yellow” and “Clocks”, was not going to distribute its new album “Mylo Xyloto” via streaming services. However, local media noted that no other details about the reasons for the decision were provided by the label management.
Coldplay is not alone in its decision to refuse employing streaming distribution model for promoting their works. Their American colleagues – for example, Tom Waits, – are also against music-streaming services. This musician has also declined his support to distribute his new album, which is currently considered one of the biggest selling records, on streaming service Spotify.
At the same time, industry observers point out that streaming is much better for content creators than illegal file-sharing, to which users will switch if they don’t find music on streaming services. Jaimee Steele, representative of Rhapsody, was quoted when making an interesting argument during his interview to the media. Steele explained that with streaming musicians are getting paid each time their song is being played. This happens because people pay for one download, after which the revenue is distributed. With selling a record, the musicians won’t see any more money from future plays of that record, while with streaming, the content creator will earn money from each of million times the track is played.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
|Honestly streaming is just a waste of bandwidth. Why not just download something so you can watch/listen to it more than once instead of dealing with 1 big laggy stream?|
|posted by (2011-11-03 20:33:30)|
not all musicians are happy about this method of songs distribution, including, for example, the UK’s famous Coldplay, one of the most successful bands, which accounts for 50 million records sold within the last 15 years.
... hmmmm I wonder why?
|@horizonappz: thats simple, because not everyone has the $$$ to pay for the licensing cost Per-Song.|
Remember, Legally, possession of a Licensed Digitial Recording, that was obtained without paying Licensing costs. Could cost you youre Rights to be a Subscriber(ISP). Worse in some country's you can have body parts removed as a form of punishment.
remember, were talking LEGAL ways to listen to Copyrighted Music. The reason why Artist dislike streaming, is because most of the time they dont make a profit from it. its a loss to them
|I say boycott them all and free download them for one year. remind them it is because of us the consumer who pays for their limos|
|didn't you know you can save streaming audio and video?|
but why would anyone want to do that? unless its high bitrate recording that is streamed, its not worth keeping and listening to unless you don't have any other choice.
|what ever happened to people at least trying to avoid looking like sellouts???|
@tonymengela i like the way u think, but imo their (these so called 'artists' who complain) discographies should just be spread around so much they don't see another penny!
|posted by (2011-11-04 08:05:43)|
|Coldplay are the worst kind of rubbish anyway, the less people are able to hear their tripe, the better.|
The Who are a band whose music should be downloaded free as much as possible. After Townsend got on his high horse about file sharing, it needs to be remembered who downloaded kiddie porn and what is worse, obtaining free music or being complicit in the abuse of children?
|posted by (2011-11-04 21:29:41)|
|What's the point in listening to Coldplay, anyway? They used to be uninspired clones of U2, now they just do boring stuff. My ears have so much better to do than listening to these self-important pricks...||
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