This article caught my eye today..
An annual demographic survey commissioned by the Recording Industry
Association of America reports that 15-24 year olds are buying less music.
The report, which was released today, speculates that MP3 piracy and the
rise of the Internet as an alternative, "free" place for young people to
entertain themselves, may be the culprit behind this decline.
"The continuing drop-off in the proportion of purchases accounted for by
15 to 24 year-olds (32.2% in 1996 vs. 28% in 1998), once the mainstay of
the market, is puzzling," says the report. "Potentially the rise of the
Internet as a free entertainment center, and the accompanying availability
of free MP3 music files, could be contributing factors."
Yes mp3 , which broadcast.cm says will be "dead"
is making its supposed bad mark into the sales and pockets of the RIAA. So
now maybe i guese they will have to do something drastict, like drop the
artist percentage by a few points.
Where are they gonna come down on streaming mp3s? well, on the money i
bet. Broadcast.com is tying up the market complete with clauses demanding
folks whos content is on Broadcast.com not use other means of distribution
and a folding into mega web master Yahoo.com.
So we can see on one hand large corporate institutions buying or forming
around closed methods (ala real audio) and the hordes of littel folks
withe new tech.. Any one else see ANY likeness to the radiowaves and the
sceen we have today?
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