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Apple urging record labels to reduce streaming rates, wants to offer Beats Music for $5 per month

By Shawn Knight
Oct 20, 2014
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  1. As streaming music becomes even more mainstream, providers in a crowded market are looking for new ways to lure paying customers. We're at a point now where all of the major players have deals with all of the major record...

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  2. Bardic

    Bardic TS Rookie

    Normally, I applaud efforts to make things cheaper for consumers, but the only people who will profit from this are Apple and the music industry. The Artists making the music won't get more than a few pennies a year, which is plain sad.

    Of course, we all know Apple hippies only listen to "Sweater Weather" on repeat while wearing turtlenecks in a coffee shop, so maybe it won't matter. :p (I kid, I kid...)
     
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  3. Holotus

    Holotus TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +9

    Musicians need to accept that their hobby isn't worth what it once was. I understand making music take a lot of time and effort, but it's like they all expect to just make a huge living just from their hobby. They need to do it as a service of mankind rather than just obtaining currency.
     
  4. Bardic

    Bardic TS Rookie

    Holotus - I absolutely disagree with your comment. Let's say I started a company and advertised your talent/abilities (whatever they are) to others. Customers came and said "Yes, I would like that!". Then, you do ALL of the work, but I take all of the money from your work, and give none (or may 1/100,000th) of it back to you. Then, when you complain that you did all of the work and received nothing in compensation, I say "Hey, it's just a little talent and should be a public service. You should just think of it that way, and be happy. Money is for losers." That is what music services and music labels have done to artists.

    Would you be happy with that? Especially knowing you spent thousand of dollars on your own gear, and literally years of your life perfecting your craft and abilities, only to have someone else steal your compensation for it? Most musicians play in local bands, and do so for the love of performing, and expect little in return, but there are many artists who treat it as a professional service, and rightly so. If someone thinks that entertainment is not a service that deserves compensation, then they have all the wrong ideas about what they are "owed", versus what they are "allowed". Nobody is owed entertainment.
     
  5. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Addict Posts: 229   +89

    Looking at YOU Google play.... Also enable it so that I can share my subscription.
     

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