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What is your opinion of RIAA?

e 2007/03/04 03:55:18
They have mistreated customers and artists long enough and need to change their business tactics or cease to exist.
They are doing a great job and don't deserve the bad press they get.
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  • Tom 2007/03/07 17:28:30
    They have mistreated customers and artists long enough and need to change the...
    Tom
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    RIAA and the rest of the large labels are horribly misguided with regards to the industry and practices of its consumers. First and foremost, music is a performance art that is geared to the consumer (the listener). Technology has enable the inexpensive manufacturing of a unbound product. No longer are there constraints regarding the length of song, format or other variables that vinyl imposed. As well it has enabled global distribution of the product. I could not be happier for the independent label movement. This allows everyone to get a proper share of the revenue from the sale. This also allows for artist development (which large labels do not). The artist and the listener only want a relationship that allows them both to co-exist. This requires money for the artist and indi's make that relationship work. RIAA will continue their antiquated practices that abuse the consumer and the artist until they render themselves insignificant. That will be a wonderful day.

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  • dras 2007/05/08 17:01:43
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    From the 1950 s on, they have been crouped and it's time that someone brave investigates them from the top right down to the DJs that force this junk at us.
  • Tom 2007/03/07 17:28:30
    They have mistreated customers and artists long enough and need to change the...
    Tom
    +2
    RIAA and the rest of the large labels are horribly misguided with regards to the industry and practices of its consumers. First and foremost, music is a performance art that is geared to the consumer (the listener). Technology has enable the inexpensive manufacturing of a unbound product. No longer are there constraints regarding the length of song, format or other variables that vinyl imposed. As well it has enabled global distribution of the product. I could not be happier for the independent label movement. This allows everyone to get a proper share of the revenue from the sale. This also allows for artist development (which large labels do not). The artist and the listener only want a relationship that allows them both to co-exist. This requires money for the artist and indi's make that relationship work. RIAA will continue their antiquated practices that abuse the consumer and the artist until they render themselves insignificant. That will be a wonderful day.
  • Fef 2007/03/05 06:04:53
    They have mistreated customers and artists long enough and need to change the...
    Fef
    +1
    The music/recording industry needs to get with the times. They continue to act like they did in 1899 when they sued player piano roll publishers and asked the US Congress to pass laws restricting the sale and setting the price of piano rolls.

    Artists do deserve royalties and payment for their works. However, the industry representing the artists needs to figure out a better method of dealing with technology of reproduction/distribution than to threaten its audience and put up barriers to distribution.
  • e Fef 2007/03/05 15:46:49 (edited)
    e
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    Artists definitely deserve to receive their royalties, however, all the information I've read on the RIAA lawsuits all seem to agree that the artists have yet to see a dime of the money collected. RIAA is not out there fighting for the rights of their artists, they have just found a way to supplement their income by abusing their customers.

    Combine that with the restrictions they want to place on 'fair use', and the new royalty fees they are attempting to charge internet streaming services, and they are going to put themselves out of business. Why should I buy an album released by a RIAA label if I have limit 'fair use', drm, and other restrictions that treat me like a criminal? Why should an internet radio play RIAA backed music if it is going to cost them per user who listens to it?

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