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Getting Past the Industry to Love Music Again
|Count Your Losses, Embrace New Models.
|Look, you can't always be number one. We have a fresh team, and in no way come close to how much Tim Teabow's greatness of circumcising little boys this summer has given him +8 experience points going into this season.|
We lost fair and square. But we're not out the BCS yet. The Big 12 has't even begun to beat up on each other like the SEC has been doing these past weeks.
For some reason, I wish the industry would just consider themselves a loss this time like we have.
So CNN had an interesting article the other day on how Lime Wire and the labels were coming together in one giant union, probably marked by a back wooded ceremony of sorts.
In all of this, I'm trying to figure out if Lime Wire has moved to the Dark Side or if the industry is selling themselves out? See, if Lime Wire is embracing itself into the regular in and out, then the RIAA are screwing themselves out of any type of work.
Think about it. Napster-Legit. Lime Wire-Legit. Kazaa-No one cares, if you still use this, then you are an uber-n00b.
I'm sure there are thousands of super clones out there that hook up computers through a direct channel with no central hub and downloading nerds everywhere think they've beat the system. Well, congratulations, you haven't. See, you can still get busted that way as well.
But what about our wonderful set of friends we call hosting sites. You know, Mediafire, Rapidshare, MegaUpload... Etc. Well, to my knowledge, the only person who can get in trouble for this is the person whom uploads the file. Even I'm unsure if that person will get no more than "a ban" from using the hosting site-- and then they'll just open up another name, and the cycle will repeat itself.
But what if the industry is embracing their marketing channel that they have been fighting for some time? Would that ruin their reputation? Would they have to get on their knees and humbly apologize for being wrong. For being stubborn and not realizing the outlet of their mediocre success. If so, someone get my a ticket to this event. Actually, they'll probably end up podcasting it.
The music industry can't always be number one. Sometimes they have to admit defeat. Admit they signed and pushed too many NEW players. Sometimes the abnormal business model works. The entertainment industry is like the SEC. It's fucking nuts. Plays you wouldn't believe to happen that changes things on and off the field. Sometimes circumcising little boys doesn't seem as outrageous when you end up winning in the end.
Well, here's hoping we beat those Cocks next week.
|Tags: SEC, Music Industry, LimeWire, Downloading