Old 27th February 2007, 03:13   #1
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No RIAA in March

Not that I expect this to affect the big picture, but some blogs are picking up the line on this one, at least. Gizmodo has declared March as Boycott The RIAA month, so feel free to restrict your purchases for thirty or so days.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-ente...rch-239281.php

At least we can TRY and stick it to the entity most fitting the dictionary-definition of "the man." Go internet consumers!

And remember, YOU ARE A PIRATE!
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Old 27th February 2007, 04:26   #2
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Abstaining for another month shouldn't be difficult. I haven't bought a CD in over six months anyway. Not because I'm a music pirate, but rather because during that time I haven't heard any new music worth obtaining. (I haven't downloaded any music in well over six months, either.)

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Old 27th February 2007, 05:05   #3
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I haven't bought a new CD in a year or two. I don't think another 30 days will hurt me.
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Old 27th February 2007, 05:10   #4
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I'm all for this, although I do admit to buying the occasional CD or two (mostly because it's almost impossible to find a high-bitrate album on Limewire or from a torrent); and the Tower Records going-out-of-business sales were too hard to resist during the last few days of its operation.

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Old 27th February 2007, 13:38   #5
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Abstaining for another month shouldn't be difficult. I haven't bought a CD in over six months anyway. Not because I'm a music pirate, but rather because during that time I haven't heard any new music worth obtaining. (I haven't downloaded any music in well over six months, either.)
six months? I haven't touched a CD in over 6 years. I think the last album I bought was Infest by Papa Roach.
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Old 27th February 2007, 13:41   #6
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I'm not surprised that Papa Roach put you off CDs. Hell, it's enough to put anyone off music in general.

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Old 27th February 2007, 14:27   #7
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The last CD I bought was... ..mildly embarrassing.

Babylon Zoo, 2 years ago

But it was second hand so I guess it dose not count anyway.

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Old 27th February 2007, 16:00   #8
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Most of the CDs I've bought over the last many years have been direct from the artist at gigs.

The cost breakdown goes something like this :

Price from artist - £10
Artist gets - £10

Price from shop - £15
Artist gets - £1

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Old 27th February 2007, 16:05   #9
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I'm on a permanent RIAA boycot and have been for a long time. I only buy from independant artists direct -- at shows or from their web sites. I'm committed to keeping the filhy lucre in the hands of the artists.

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Old 27th February 2007, 16:08   #10
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Price from artist - £10
Artist gets - £10
To be fair, this is extremely unlikely. If you factor in their own labour costs, it probably works out at about £5 profit.

But yeah, it's still better for the artist.

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Old 27th February 2007, 16:43   #11
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I'm on a permanent RIAA boycot and have been for a long time.
Same here.
The only thing that would cause me to break my little personal boycott,
would be if Pink Floyd got back together and released a new CD
with new material on it. But I don't see that ever happening, so...
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Old 27th February 2007, 16:47   #12
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since the amount of people who will keep buying cds during March is going to greatly outweigh the boycotters, and that the RIAA will have more than enough cash to last one month, this is a waste of time

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Old 27th February 2007, 16:59   #13
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I prefer non-RIAA CDs not just for the political reasons, but also just because I tend to like music from bands I see locally. Every once in a while I'll pick up a disc from a major label band, but it's rare. These 30 days or so won't help or hurt the RIAA when it comes to my contribution, because of the fact that I probably wouldn't have bought a CD from them anyway.

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Old 27th February 2007, 18:13   #14
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this is a waste of time
Congrats, you read the first post!
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Old 27th February 2007, 18:48   #15
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I use a program to get my music. The bitrate is good and the money I save goes to three strays...two now on meds!
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Old 27th February 2007, 19:02   #16
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I don't get it. How much am I supposed to boycott them?
Do I boycott just the 4 majors, or do I boycott labels they own majority stock in or do i boycott all labels they have stock in?
This is always my example: Warner owns 49% of Subpop. Subpop is considered an independent label.
Can i buy music form subpop, or will it void my participation in the boycott?

Should I perhaps boycott the entire music industry? That seems a little unfair to the indies, which probably don't have near the capital to survive a drought like the hegemon does.


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Old 27th February 2007, 19:14   #17
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To me, and perhaps this is just a convenient oversimplification, this means not buying CDs from stores for a month. Buy songs through download services, buy CDs secondhand, buy them from the concerts, heck, pirate them for 30 days if you must--just don't go in the sliding glass doors and give The Man your money for a CD release.
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Old 27th February 2007, 21:00   #19
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Quote:
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Price from artist - £10
Artist gets - £10
Quote:
Originally posted by zootm
To be fair, this is extremely unlikely. If you factor in their own labour costs, it probably works out at about £5 profit.
I'm sure he's referring to revenue rather than profit. When I state "what I get" from my clients, it's revenue. My profits are not a fixed value, as expenses vary month-to-month, as it certainly can with small, independent artists. Quoting revenues is simply easier, just as it would be with quoting income.

The exception would be with big label artists, who receive a fixed royalty and similar extracted income.

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The only thing that would cause me to break my little personal boycott, would be if Pink Floyd got back together and released a new CD with new material on it.
You and me both, brother. In fact, I'm sure I'd have the released album as well as the demo cuts, outtakes and interviews. And perhaps some of David Gilmour's pocket lint and hair clippings.
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Does anybody know how this went? I can't find any financial figures or follow up stories online and am curious.
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I don't understand cd anymore :/
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I haven't bought a CD since Spotify became a thing so it's not a problem for me. Speaking of it, is anyone working on a plugin for Spotify playback in Winamp? I'd seriously would love it.
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Is anyone working on a plugin for Spotify playback in Winamp? I'd seriously would love it.
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Oh, but they do. Or at least they're saying they'll release something called Winamp that you can use to listen to streaming audio from various sources. Whether it'll have more than the name in common with the current Winamp though...
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