Not sure WHY you entertain this mistaken viewJune 22 2012 at 5:44 PM
Vince (Login MoxiFox)
Response to I don't agree... Like usual.
of musicians "losing" money if their sessions are recorded and heard for free...
In the early days, before recording technology existed, minstrels would travel around and put on shows for pay ... and that's how they earned their living.
When recording technology came along, radio stations PLAYED the minstrel's compositions (repeatedly) ... for free (to the public).
As a result ... when the minstrels arrived at some new location -(think Elvis or the Beetles)- they were often SHOCKED to see the massive adoring crowds at their paid shows ... who had NEVER seen them in person before!
So their recordings served as advanced advertising.
Any dedicated fans of any musician ... are going to go to their idol's live performances. That's a fact. And ... by putting out their canned music for free ... these musicians are actually getting incredible amounts of advertising for virtually nothing.
The "problem" for musicians arises from -essential- laziness. They now want to make a fortune without ever "leaving home"!~
Well, if they want to make a living entirely from selling recordings ... that's not much different from a plumber fixing artificially created problems on a set and then selling the DVD's as instruction videos for home owners to fix their own plumbing problems ... so that the plumbers never ACTUALLY have to leave home or get their hands dirty.
That's not real work in a real sense of real commerce.