[OT] Internet Censorship

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Fri Aug 12 10:30:46 CDT 2011


And the vast majority of musicians don't sell their music through mega
corporations.  We are not under contract to any record labels or other
organisations.  We sell our music through online sites such as CDBaby who in
turn distribute our music to iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.  I receive about $0.60
for each track downloaded from iTunes,  about $6 for each complete album
downloaded thru iTunes, and fractions of a penny from Rhapsody downloads.
Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 3:34 AM, dirk cleenwerck
<dirk.cleenwerck at gmail.com>wrote:

> But we don't distribute our software through mega-corporations that then
> collect and keep most of the proceeds.
> Even Apple only collects 30% for being a channel where we sell our
> software.
> I would bet that if the corporations gave the artist an honest part of the
> money they collect from sales, the artists would be much better off.
> It's a bit simplistic to blame the fact that it's hard to make money making
> music on just illegal downloads (I use iTunes myself, but always wonder how
> much of the money I pay actually ends up with the artist).
> The corporations collect the money and pay out what they see as fair,
> whether it is for sales of cd's, legal music downloads, airplay on the
> radio
> or even live performances. I consider the tactics used by the music and
> movie industry to be only one step away from the mafia.
> The day might come where everybody gets monitored on the internet at the
> ISP
> level and people organizing spring revolutions get put in jail thanks to
> the
> tech put in place by the music and movie industry.
>
> And when it comes to having a right to the money of the rich, I think you
> would have president Obama on your side.
>
> Dirk Cleenwerck.
>
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 10:49 PM, J. Landman Gay
> <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:
>
> > On 8/11/11 12:16 PM, Warren Samples wrote:
> >
> >> The issue of payment and distibution is far more varied
> >> and complex than most of you seem to be aware of or willing to
> >> consider. As consumers your interests only reflect a very limited
> >> perspective.
> >>
> >
> > When faced with a decision like this, I substitute "my software" for
> > "music" and see how I'd feel about it.
> >
> > --
> > Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> > HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
> >
> >
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