View Full Version : [SOLVED] More bad news for the RIAA

July 7th, 2006, 10:49 PM
According to CNBC, and this was on Kudlow and Company just now, the music industry could be headed for a revolution due to risks inherent in its business model.

Its not as though anyone didn't try to warn them. . . :rolleyes:

July 8th, 2006, 01:49 PM
A link is always welcome...

July 8th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Yeah, it is a little hard to figure out exactly what you are referencing if you don't provide a link to where you read it.

July 8th, 2006, 05:14 PM
I thought I stated it was on the TV. :p

I'm sorry if that made anyone unclear. I remember a couple of names from the broadcast though.

(EDIT: Hold on, using that last sentence as my guide, I'll fire up Yahoo. Some webpage has to have done a piece on it by now.)

July 8th, 2006, 06:08 PM
I thought I stated it was on the TV. :p

Yes, that you did :oops: Should have picked it up but I thought you kinda read it on the website. Golden rule, never assume anything ;)

July 8th, 2006, 06:54 PM
No surprise. All media is heading toward being purely downloadable content. Flash storage will likely be the container. Optical disks are just the stopgap solution until the networks and encryption are ready. I hope we get to enjoy HVD in the process. :)

July 8th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Have any more specifics? The original post is a little vague.

July 8th, 2006, 09:04 PM
Having movies on Flashdrives would be excelent!!
The price needs to drop "slighty" first, though.

July 8th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Have any more specifics? The original post is a little vague.

They had this guy on there named Michael Cuggino. Some portfolio specialist who was talking about the music industry and how 4 companies pretty much control 87% of the world's music content. . .he said - not in so many words - "those companies are in danger because for so long they haven't realized the risks inherent in their own business model and they haven't wanted to adapt to changing times."

July 8th, 2006, 10:02 PM
This is bad news for music period, the big music industries and independent music.

As it stands, independent music is becoming increasingly more serious and aware of the lowest-common-denominator. The less bubblegum the big guys have control of, the more it will get piled into pitchforkmedia, and consequently your local music.

Edit: Of coruse, this will be extremely good for people investing in indiependent music, or scam indie. But bad news for people who's chief concern isn't money, when it comes to art.

July 9th, 2006, 12:11 AM
There will be bribes, bloodshed and/or change. what will be, will be.