Fra: Zero Powers
>Its no secret in the music industry that over 75% of the cost of a CD goes
>into manufacturing, packaging, distribution and record company profit.
>about 1/5 of the price pays for actual production of the recording and
>payment to the artist. It is *only* that 1/5 that I have any desire to
The cost of a CD consists of several layers:
A CD-Production costs about $1 including packaging and printing of the
So yes you can save that.
You can also save most of the distribution costs. Especially as bandwith
But that still leaves:
The more bands that makes and receives CD's the more need there will be for
marketing. This is happening allready now where it is practically impossible
to break a new band without TV advertising.
So probably free distribution will not make it cheaper to sell music as
there will be a bigger need for marketing. This might be leveled somewhat by
the fact that more people probably will buy music if it is readily available
I don't know about you but I would like to see more and better music video's
and I would like even better and more progressive music. Furthermore I will
like to know about music that I like in the Fringe of the techno scene.
A million artist doing their own website for promoting music will not do
that. I have no time to search all that information. I don't even have time
to do it on mp3.com as they take in everything. All I have ever heard (well
almost all) on mp3.com is demo quality at best. An artist is not the best
judge of his own work. Thus I want a filtering infrastructure that can give
ME the high quality music that I like.
This is what a recording company should do (You can also call them editors,
critics etc. Same difference.). So I don't think they will go away. I don't
want them to go away.
Regards Max M Rasmussen (Denmark)
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