But nevertheless, there *is* a cohort of independent
have found the new circumstances to be ruinous. Another example:
Thanks for the link. I'm by no means saying that musicians aren't losing out
here, I just dislike how the onus for ripping musicians off has shifted onto
the illegal downloader, rather than the label who has always maintained the
upper hand (Albini's 'The Problem With Music' is still an excellent read:
So maybe Alastair and Campbell Kneale are has-beens who
need to get
with the times, but this new music consumer heaven is hurting someone
other than Metallica. And perhaps their nostalgia mirrors yours: you
play well by paying for obsolete media containing files you already
(even legally) have, which is a little bit irrational.
Irrational when I already own it, yes - but it's *lurve*, and like Campbell
says, "Nobody's going to love a puny uploaded file". And, surely much less
irrational than setting out to make money by making music - there are much
easier ways I can think of.