-----Original Message----- From Rod Stephens: "...I vaguely remember in "the good 'ole days", making copies and sharing music with my reel to reel machines and later with my cassette recorders. We then would buy the original LPs/45s of the best of the best with good album notes and pictures. Somehow the recording industry seemed to prosper in those less restrictive and creative days."
This is comparing apples to oranges. People needed to meet up, make their copies in real time, pay good money for blank media and a copy of the copy was pretty raunchy sounding. We also didn't have investment bankers creating new corporations having a "business model" of profiteering from facilitating copyright infringement.
Piracy is far from the only or even the biggest problem professional music faces today but make no mistake about the fact that it has cost at least a generation of youngsters any opportunity to have a career creating and performing music. They and the music fans are the real losers.
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined! 615.385.8051 http://www.hyperback.com