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The Loudness War is Over

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  • The Loudness War is Over

    Great Article from Mix!

    http://mixonline.com/mixline/reierson_loudness_war_0802/index.html


    Do you think that digital downloads are the future of music distrubution??

    Is the loudness war going to end??
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    I never noticed a difference
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    • #3
      Hello, fairly new here, but thought I would chime in on this one.

      I would guess anyone reading this already knows about the loud issue. Also how they were going to lower the price as the medium became cheaper to make. (42 here, replaced all my vinyl with CD, and then some) Prices went up over time.

      Hate to say it, but I have become my Dad. I do not care for any new music, except for a very small amount of bands, even then a handful of tunes. I pretty much already bought everything I wanted 20 years ago. Anyhow, so i won't be a large customer no matter what happens now. I am a classic rock fan, so I say things in this area of music.

      My issue is the artists that they allow into the limelight/spotlight today, and recent years past. I see a very very small number of bands/artists that will be remembered from the past 10 years, 20 years from now.

      Example; I do not see anyone in the Recording Industry giving say a band like Pink Floyd a chance, no one will care for this rubbish, and just brush them off.

      While i do not much care for Country music, it seems to have done very well the past 20 years.

      I would guess most have read Courtney Love's description on how "things" work. http://www.salon.com/technology/feature/2000/06/14/love

      The loud CD's were just one more thing consumers had enough of, greed is the cause of all the music sales problems.
      Yes, they made them loud like that thinking it would (and did for a time) sell more. Mp3's just came along at a bad time for them. I believe without the mp3's they were still doomed, just would have taken longer.

      One last thing, and this is recent, please read this - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/artists-lawsuit-major-record-labels-are-the-real-pirates.ars

      They had the money put aside for the day this came.

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      • #4
        I have a Sony boombox I use on the job that has a bass boost circuit. I have one particular cd that when I put it in, I have to remember to shut the bass off.

        I subscribe to the theory of universal consciousness. Intellectual property is a scam.
        Music belongs to everybody - not just the artists, and certainly not the companies.
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        • #5
          that's some heavy stuff Paul, I read part of Courtney's article but it is way to long to read now.The other article which I did read in it's entirety was interesting.

          btw,welcome to the forum.
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          OK We'll close down the business,have the manager shot,and give you back all your money.will that make you happy?

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          • #6
            that's some heavy stuff Paul, I read part of Courtney's article but it is way to long to read now.


            haha, sorry for the heavy. A google of "courtney love music industry" will find you so many links to that same article. Remember, two Courtney's, one is in the media all the time for the crap she does, the other Courtney is the Oscar Nod girl. This was done by Oscar Nod "on the ball" Courtney. Myself, I believe every word she says in that article. If memory serves, I believe it was in Rolling Stone magazine back some 10-15 years ago. uhmm, feeling old again, back to finding pointers on learning this guitar.

            thanks for the welcome.

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            • #7
              HA Glad you cleared that Courtney thing up.I was thinking the Bimbo. LOL
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              OK We'll close down the business,have the manager shot,and give you back all your money.will that make you happy?

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              • #8
                Until digital downloads are guaranteed CD quality with playback equipment equal or better quality than my CD player, I will continue to buy CDs whenever possible.
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                  I subscribe to the theory of universal consciousness. Intellectual property is a scam.
                  Music belongs to everybody - not just the artists, and certainly not the companies.


                  Until you write a hit song.
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                  • #10

                    I've never met a rich communist...
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                    • #11
                      Sad thing is, the music industry has always ****************ed artists, at least from the 50's on. Think of all the blues and R&B folks who were ripped off, along with rock bands in the 60s and 70s. Naive artists combined with poor or no legal advice, bad agents, net proceeds deals with record companies, etc.
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                      F*** 'em if they can't take a joke!

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                      • #12
                        true, yet there were plenty of savvy artists who made millions on sales alone..Elvis, Chuck Berry (one of the few singer songwriters of the era and kept his publishing), Little Richard...so yeah, some got taken, and some took...and plenty from the previous generation who made bank on record sales...Sinatra for one...
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