MP3's are great ! all you have to do is download them and its free ! whats the point in buying singles and albums of ur fave artist when you can get it from your own home, and it is good quality.
Music sharing is out of order because no money is going back to the artists, but more and more music sharing programs are available and people see it as an easier and cheaper option. In my opinion this is wrong and something needs to be done. I find it hard searching for the music i hear on 1xtra other than having to use music sharing programs, if 1xtra music was available to buy online that would make music sharing less popular.
The record companies are terrified of losing their profits, and so they insist on overcharging on their cut of legal downloads. The download companies have to go with whatever the record companies say otherwise they won't have anything to sell. What's needed is for artists to leave the record companies and supply directly to the download companies. Then everyone gets a better deal and a better choice.
If you own a serious hi-fi system, forget MP3 files. The poor quality of sound compared to the original CD is immediately apparent. To call MP3s 'near CD quality' is a joke.
yes the music rev is a good, thing. Instead of being ripped off by the large megastores i can bargin hunt for albums. I personally pref hard copies of music (but u get them cheap on the net, compared to in stores), the best thing about the the music rev, when an artist has a few good songs on an album at least you can by the tracks that you like online instead of buying the whole album. So in my words all hands up for the music rev
O.K, I think downloading off the net is a nice time saving ting 2 do but personally I like goin out 2 a record shop & buying the CD or Vinyl, besides its good 2 get sum fresh air once in a while, u dont wanna b sat at ur computer waiting 4 the trax 2 download, & u don't get any info on the artist coz there aint a bio that comes wiv the download or any info 4 that matter.
I really dont agree wiv illegal downloads, at the end of the day its all about supporting ur industry & giving the artist summin back seeing as the artist has took the time & money 2 produce summin 4 ur pleasure. But legal downloads r fine if ur into lookin at computer screens for hours.
amanda evans in miami
i mostly listen to internet radio...i dont ever listen to my cds any more
The internet is good when it has the tracks you want, most often it doesn't though. Would be a good business move for 1Xtra, let us download all the playlisted tunes and exclusives for money. Most of the tracks played on 1Xtra (that i want) are not even available in big record shops never mind the internet.
For years the music fan has been constantly ripped off by the record industry. Not only do we pay considerably more for CD'S in the UK, but vinyl wears out you buy the CD. Now the record company re-issues the CD as a re-mastered or enhanced version, usually with a couple of tasty demos or 'B' sides. So you buy this and then the record company produces a full CD with all the previous demos and unreleased versions plus a few more from the archives. The artist may release a single CD in different mixes. By now if you like lots of artists, there's a big hole in your pocket.
You pay anything from 50-85p for each track. For a 10 track CD, OK, you may save a couple of quid, but then you get no CD, you have to burn your own, you get no artist or recording details, sleeve notes, etc, etc. What a poor deal!!
Using the internet to download music is obviously getting bigger beacause its much cheaper. To pay 99p for a download and 30p for a blank CD, rather than £3.99 for a single is going to be the prefered choice in most peoples eyes.
I don't buy CD's any more, everything I get is from online, I don't have room for cd cases in my room, I only have a couple left which I use in my car, the rest I've put on my computer and got rid of the cds, its just so much more convenient and better value for money
Im a big music lover (Hip Hop/D&B & even a little trance) il download any thing i can get my hands on, its so easy to do but at the same time i still buy cd's from the shops or internet and i think in time every one will be downloading musicfrom the net.
I think the music revolution is a good thing. Music is made for people to hear and the web gives the whole world the access your music. There is no money on single sales anymore, so Major labels are suffering. This stops them churning out all the dud, cheesy pop music and will now enable real artists and real quality music to be heard.