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Article posted Feb 21 2012, 12:51 AM Category: Science/Technology Source: Techdirt Print

RIAA Insists That, Really, The Music Industry Is Collapsing; Reality Shows It's Just The RIAA That's Collapsing

by Mike Masnick

I'm honored to see that the folks at the RIAA have taken the time to read our Sky is Rising report. Unfortunately, they don't seem to like hearing the news that the wider music industry is actually thriving -- because it doesn't work well with their legislative strategy (and, remember, the RIAA's main focus is on passing new legislation to help legacy gatekeeper record labels -- not in helping artists). And, this is understandable. As we detailed in the report, as well as in my talk at Midem, a popular music industry conference, the real story of the report is that the market is thriving for artists and consumers, but is much more challenging for big, lumbering legacy players. That would basically be the RIAA's membership.

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Posted: Feb 21 2012, 11:02 AM

8067 We don't want your stupid plastic-disks !!
Stop making a living of something we don't want !!!

Just like you can't make a living handling lead type-faces any more !

Imagine if the CRT-producers had todays patent-laws !
Or that the radio-Tube/Valve inventors had been able to block the transistor !
Dear RIAA :
I have decided to never buy a product that you profit from !
Innovate or die !!

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