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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Well hes right. Muscians make feck all money from CD's anyway. Its all in the concerts nd merchandise
    They make feck all money from CD's partly because of illegal downloading. During the 1990's, Oasis raked in millions through their CD sales, at prices of around £12.99 for an album and £4 for a single!. So, Yeah, it's nice of him to say this after he got his piece of the CD sales pie.
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    Fail...It's all very well people knowing who you are, but if they don't respect you enough to actually BUY the material then you may as well get a proper job and do music in your spare time.

    Alternatively, it could well mean that the music you produce just isn't good enough to deserve being bought.
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    (Original post by TheHeart)
    Who's he?
    Heard of a little band called Oasis ?
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    (Original post by Fusion)
    They make feck all money from CD's partly because of illegal downloading. During the 1990's, Oasis raked in millions through their CD sales, at prices of around £12.99 for an album and £4 for a single!. So, Yeah, it's nice of him to say this after he got his piece of the CD sales pie.
    Most of that goes to record companies though
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    all i know is that with the amount of music i listen to, i won't start buying it any time soon
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    So Liam does have a brain.
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    he knows illegal downloading is the only way people are going to hear the beady eye album, no one's paying money for that ****
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Well hes right. Muscians make feck all money from CD's anyway. Its all in the concerts nd merchandise
    lol
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    So true.
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    (Original post by TheHeart)
    Who's he?
    He was the lead singer of Oasis before they split up.
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    Liam speaks the truth!
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    (Original post by Beadle's About)
    So Liam Gallagher has given his views on illegal downloading of music. Amongst other things, here's what he has said:-

    “I hate all these big, silly rock stars who moan – at least they’re f*ck*n’ downloading your music, you c*nt, and paying attention, know what I mean?”

    His attack to established musicians who complain about those who download their music using file sharing sites was pretty straightforward: “You should f*ck*n’ appreciate that – what are you moaning about? “You’ve got f*ck*n’ five big houses, so shut up.”


    Source: http://www.p2pon.com/2010/04/12/liam...-a-compliment/

    He would say that, because he's got millions in the bank. But what about new musicians who are struggling to make a living.

    Do you agree with him?
    Not at all. He's an idiot. I can't stand Oasis. They are so unbelievably overrated, it's gone to their heads and now one of them thinks he has a right to comment with authority on what other music artists do. F.ucktard. I might be wrong, but hasn't he got his own clothing line? COME ONE! What does that say? Liam Gallagher is a bloody brand. He's obviously business minded, and for some bizarre uncomprehending reason a lot of people buy his music, he's bloody LOADED. He has no worries. He can't comment on aspiring musicians, or any other musician. He's obviously trying to be controversial, and get a pat on the back from student idiots.

    Anyway, on the subject of illegal downloading. I kinda disagree with it. The way I see it; of all the unnecessary consumer goods we all buy today that cost like a pound to make but a bomb on the shelf, (laptops, ipods, designer clothes, phones, mcdonals, etc), I'm sure that we can continue to fund one of the most honest industries out there. The music industry actually means something, it's not a business, it's not run buy people in suits, it's pure expression (but saying that, anyone can happily illegally download anything created by the likes of Simon Cowell). In some wonderful world that isn't run by money, feel free to say that 'music should be free', but in this world, that just can't happen. I can't believe some people would happily fork out like over a hundred quid for something like an iPad, for a billionaire company but regret forking out some money for their favourite musicians .

    I'd also like to say that, if we continue to illegally download, gig ticket prices will got sky high...
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    (Original post by el scorcho)
    he knows illegal downloading is the only way people are going to hear the beady eye album, no one's paying money for that ****
    :teehee: I completely agree with you.
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    (Original post by Inversion)
    There's no point trying to fight music piracy, it's been made abundantly clear that won't work. Artists need to adapt. One way is making their music DRM-free and easy to buy online for a reasonable cost, people don't want to buy whole albums on CD so much anymore. Even struggling artists gain exposure from music piracy which will inspire people to go to see live performances and buy merchandise.

    Edit: Why shouldn't artists cut out parasitic record labels and sell their music directly online? I'm not fully familiar with the recording processes etc., but without CD production I don't see many overheads or the need for a record label (promotions? but that's what a manager's for?)
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    (Original post by Beadle's About)
    He would say that, because he's got millions in the bank. But what about new musicians who are struggling to make a living.
    That's the thing though... nobody is going to illegally download the music of an unknown band. Nobody cares enough to go out of their way to find an obsure little band and attempt to find somewhere to download the music from, and if they did it's highly unlikely that unless the band has put their own music up for download anybody else is going to bother to do it. Their CD sales from gigs tend to be fairly good since firstly if people have gone to the gig and enjoyed it they are likely to buy the CD there and then, and secondly people aren't going to go home after and pop onto the pirate bay on the off chance someone has posted this tiny little band's music. New musicians who struggle to make a living will struggle to make a living regardless of downloading. An artist that tries to argue otherwise is severely blinded by his/ her ego.

    Also, the CDs these bands sell are produced by the bands on their laptops or whatever. Production costs are minimal and there's no record label to nick all 99% of the profit. The big money comes when you're playing to crowds of 10,000+ for £30 a ticket 20 nights in a row and selling t-shirts to half of them for £20 a pop.
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    (Original post by Eclectic Styles)
    This is probably one of the very few times the "correlation does not equal causation" actually has grounding!

    Legal downloads do not equal more money: they just equal monetary recuperation from illegal downloads.

    Actual money for artists, as has been rightly said, is made from concerts and merchandise and -- sometimes -- record deals and so on.
    Point was despite the fact the music was downloaded illegally, losing a little money for the artist, it means the band are getting more exposure. And the exposure is what will lead to better record deals/bigger concerts/more merchandise brought.
 
 
 
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