April 24, 2024

Music to my Ears

Here’s another of my favorite rant topics: on-line music sharing. Music industry sues students over alleged file-swapping networks, says CNN.com.

I can’t decide if it irks me or makes me want to laugh. You decide. Either way, it’s a joke.

The music recording business will do anything, no matter how ridiculous, to hold on to it’s position as filter between artists and the consumer. Don’t record execs realize their industry is dead? It’s nothing more than a hollow tree, rotten inside, waiting to collapse at the next high wind.

“CD sales are down!” the execs cry. “It’s Napster and Morpheus, let’s get them!”

That ain’t it, boys. Try putting out some decent music once in a while, say for example a CD with more than one decent song on it. Maybe that would help business.

The fact is, record companies are an anachronism. Musicians have access to technologies that make big production studios a waste of time and money. It’s time they were removed from their place in the food chain.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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