The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106501   Message #2202832
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
26-Nov-07 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Bruce Murdoch podcast
Subject: RE: Bruce Murdoch podcast
Hi Kids!: Thoughts and Perspectives from a Wandering Mind...
Or, Hey, who asked you?

You must consider that, while Mudcat may have the FEEL of a "private village" or home away from home, that you are still dancing with the beast called THE INTERNET. If your curiosity is aroused, I suggest you read "The Long Tail" by the editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine.
Artists like Colby Caillat started out in MySpace, and due to the sheer power of something like 25,000,000 downloads, is currently running at #1 in the American Top 40.
I humbly suggest that our friend Peace, how shall I phrase this? Cover thy A($)($)...and realize that some guy in Mozambique(just outside of Dallas in Cyberspace...) taking a wee wee can still have an iPod or cell phone..

Don't let the same dog bite you twice...

I was under the impression that iTunes was getting 1.5 million downloads per day. After seeing Steve Jobs at MacWorld 2007, I realized my info. was off, just a lttle bit. It's 5 million, that's PER DAY(and $.99/song) and if you have a calculator, you've probably figured out that it's a LOT.
Oh yeah, they have about 62% market share, which means that I am aware of at least 350 digital download sites, and there are probably way more. Amazon.com just started taking on mp3's, etc.
And, as far as I know, digital downloads STILL only represent 10% of total sales after you add CD's into the equation. And then, there's YouTube...
So what do these ravings from an old FolkSlinger represent? A call to smell the coffee...Wakey Wakey, Achey Breaky. (What the flag is he talking about?)
The year is not 1967. Music is being bought and distributed in new ways. Your choices?
Get informed. They say my people(The Poles) used to go up against tanks while carrying swords and riding horses. Courageous..but guess who won?
I think you will be shocked at how many people think the music that you(the universal you) produce is more than O.K. And while 10 people on Mudcat may want it, if the Hit Goddess should cast her grace and smile upon you, and you do a "James Blunt"(Your Beautiful) please remember, they don't call it The Music BUSINESS for nothing...

Unless, of course, you LIKE giving away $$$. If that applies to YOU, my mailbox is open, 24/7...

(Written with the deepest consideration and concern. Respect to all...)

bob