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01-19-2013 12:25 PM
The Byre wrote:
This has the advantages of resurrecting the gateway function of the old album that kept amateurs and small and unsuccessful acts out and stops those who can't perform live from gaining much genuine traction.
It may not be what everybody wants to hear, but level playing field and the democratisation of the music business was always a myth!
Too true, I'm afraid. Competition for economic dominance takes many forms and raising the price of admission is one way the current dominant players have of maintaining that dominance.
01-19-2013 04:07 PM - edited 01-19-2013 04:08 PM
except that blu-ray is not a portable format, and modern listeners are all about the portability, far more than the audio or video quality (they watch movies on their smartphones, for crying out loud...blu-ray my foot.
Blu-ray concert footage is aimed at us old folks, who don't want to be in a mosh pit anymore, don't want to stand in line in front of 12 Andy Gumps....and don't want to pay $10 for 8 ounces of warm beer.
05-31-2013 10:21 AM
I've never come across a flash-drive album, but it sounds pretty cool to me. There's also dropcards that you can get in digipacks or something too.
I really like the flash-drive idea though, as something a bit more physical than a card.
06-05-2013 07:04 PM
No. The compact disc is history. The pressing plants will close soon, one after another, for reason like not being profitable anymore, and CD moulding machines are not produced anymore.