The whole war on mp3s is a joke. Why is it that companies believe having access to free music is hurting the industry?
Do you think it is?
Because I sure as hell don't.
The truth is that mp3s open up the door to sample new music; music that people would have never found out about - if it wasn't for the world wide web.
The ease of accessing songs makes it enjoyable and creates much greater interest in the music industry.
So what? Who cares if a few people make copies of cds.
'That means that bands will lose money because a few less people may buy the cd'
Companies trying to get rid of mp3s are failing to see the bigger picture here.
Had it not been for mp3s, users across the world would've never heard of bands like swollen members. Mp3s are a huge advertising campaign in itself. Free advertising for the record. Now that all these users found about the band, users will then purchase merchandise, tshirts, concerts, and its quite possible that they will go purchase the band's cd to support them.
Think Big Picture.
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