Internet wins, Music industry gives up and puts 25 million free songs up for download

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  1. Elijya Registered

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    http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3261591.ece

    Congratulations, Internet. You won.
     
  2. Steve Rogers Registered

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    I don't get it. What's the catch? How do the record companies and artists get money? Advertising?
     
  3. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    Yeah, there will be limited ads that users will have to put up with. It's sad that it has come to this, but really at least they have tried to make a positive out of it. If the bands still make money from this then I guess everyone is a winner.
     
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    Oh boy. Does this mean that I'm gonna get 50 pop up ads? Does this mean that people will hack into this site like myspace and I'll get a bunch of viruses? :csad:
     
  5. Steve Rogers Registered

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    I don't know about that. Call me naive, but to me it sends a message that if you steal from someone long enough they'll give up and just give you what you've been stealing. What's next? Movies? Video games? Software? Produce from the supermarket? Where does it end?
     
  6. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    Like I said it is pretty sad, and I would find it hard to believe that bands could make more money this way rather then through CD sales. However it is inevitable, people already do it and people will continue to do it, so the only way they can possibly fix the problem is through a compromise. I'm sure if they invested more money into coding music so it can't be downloaded it would have been a wasted effort, someone will always find a way around it, then the music industry would be back to square one.
     
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    I suppose they could always release it in a non-digital format. Go back to vinyl or something *shrugs*

    Yes, I think it is a sad day for the music industry. Thieves one, Record industry zero.
     
  8. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    Well, it doesn't play on the iPod, and I'm guessing that goes for other mp3 players like my precious Zen. Betcha by golly wow, it won't allow you to burn the songs on CD, either. So you'll have your free music, but you won't be taking it anywhere until the Qtrax releases its own special digital music player.
     
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    :woot:
     
  10. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    I :heart: my Zen
     
  11. Elijya Registered

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    Yes, let's not forget about the poor, poor Record Industry.

    Did no one else here see that episode of South Park?
     
  12. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Zen Micro FTW!
     
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    This service already exists on a smaller scale geared towards the college market in the form of www.ruckus.com. If the DRM on Qtrax files is like the one used on Ruckus files, then it is easily (and semi-legally) broken using programs like TuneBite. I've been using TuneBite and Ruckus for around a year now to download songs and convert them to an iPod friendly format. The biggest drawback to Ruckus is the low quality of the downloads, although you need to be a bit of an audiophile to even notice the quality. Hopefully Qtrax will have CD quality sound.
     
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    Please don't tell me you're one of those people who think it's okay to steal from record companies because they make soooooooo much money.

    No, I don't watch South Park.
     
  15. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    Ba'h, there is nothing worth downloading anyway, where have all the real bands gone?
     
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    I pray to god that every person that has been prosecuted by the RIAA sues the sh** out of the record industry, because they are now basically saying that it is ok to download free music.

    The record industry has now bit themselves in the ass. Because they now have no leg to stand on in prosecution. & I seriously doubt people will download from their designated site. It will be all about the bitorrent.
     
  17. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    'bout time. the future of entertainment is on demand subscription or ad surported everything. of course if more things are ad surported then essentially the price of the advertised goods goes up to pay for the ads.
     
  18. Vilya Donut Lord

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    It's the future, embrace it or be left out...
     
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    I don't think it works that way . Just iPods, because of the ****ty iTunes process you have to go through to get music or videos on the iPod. What I took from it was that you would be able to download music to your computer, and then from your computer put it on any mp3 player that would allow you to just drag and drop or whatever. I have the Zen Vision and that's all I've ever done to get music on to it. As far as I know, everyone who DOESN'T own an iPod can just put the music from Qtrax onto their player no problem. One more reason to not buy into the bull**** hype of Apple. And if not just use Tunebite like someone else mentioned. It's pretty easy.
     
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    and then some clever person brings out a conversion system
     
  22. Jerry! Registered

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    A conversion system is already out. Like ampersand said, ruckus.com has been around for a while, it was for college students and their tracks had DRM protection on it and Qtrax sounds like the same thing. All you have to use is something like Tunebite to convert it and you can put it on your mp3 player or whatever.
     
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    For those on Ruckus. I just signed up. Why does keep asking me to subscribe when I try to download? What do I need to Subscribe to? I am already signed up.
     
  24. Kent The Lord of Thwipp

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    Copying is stealing like cloning is kidnapping. :o

    ^Devil's advocate. ;)
     
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    The Internet Wins, The Internet Always Wins
     

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