Brother Ali just broke it down. hes right about having no physical connection. i dont get the same feeling plugging my ipod into my car radio that i did when i went to "The Wiz" and bought a CD, ripped open the package and popped it in the deck.
Music is something that real artists make because they enjoy it, not to make money. They should be happy that they have fans listening to their music regardless of whether or not they buy it. If these artists need to support themselves and their music, then get a job, do shows, sell merchandise, and find sponserships. No one is garuanteed to make a living off making music. If other peolpe want to donate money by buying albums they already have, then good for them.
I have never bought music before and I don't plan on it. I don't go to concerts either and I don't buy merchandise. Why would I purchase something I can get for free?
Okay, so pretty much your saying, I have no way to combat you ideas so I'm going to make stupid immature jokes about you. Yea I listen to "Miley Cyrus and I am a clost bi-sexual communist cock suck." Oooo, good one, you got me there
Srsly - cool abbreviation.
And I don't "appreciate the time, effort, creativity, and thousands of dollars" that go into producing the music I seem to want. Well let me tell you, I obviously appreciate it BY LISTENING TO THE MUSIC. There is a limitless supply of music out there in the world that is at my hands for free and I don't have to pay anything to get it. These artists are dying to spread their 'message' and have others listen to their music and thats what I am doing. If they don't want me to listen to it, I can happily go and listen to somebody who doesn't give a shit if I pay for it.
I think its awesome that your a DJ, producer, and audio production student, and I wish you luck in finding a career in your interest, but as a business major, let me tell you that your going to have a hard time making money selling something that is given out for free. Any money you make is going to be from donations (or shows, sponserships, clothing, etc.) I'm sorry but there are thousands of music producers out there and only so many fans, so there is a huge supply of you and a little demand for your product which means the price of your product is going to be low.