“The message is clear Â– there is no place on the Internet for services that exploit creators’ work without fair compensation,” added Edward P. Murphy, President and CEO, NMPA.
Right, Ed. AudioGalaxy is just one of many such Internet services that help artists find new fans. That’s not all these services do. They also help people decide not to by crappy albums based on the single songs they here on the radio. It hurts, doesn’t it? You know what hurts more? When I fork over nearly $20 for a new CD.
“This should serve as a wake-up call to the other networks that facilitate unauthorized copying. The responsibility for implementing systems that allow for the authorized use of copyrighted works rests squarely on the shoulders of the peer-to-peer network,” said Hillary Rosen, Chairman and CEO of the RIAA.
Tell you what, Hillary, you and the labels get together, come up with lower prices, take time to develop some artists, don’t treat us (consumers) like we are morons, and then we can talk. You and I both know that these networks will not go away. You made the biggest mistake of your career, and one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the music business when you shut Napster down.
The Napster model was pretty easy to control because there was a central server. Well, now look what happened. People are trading directly with on another. You have no control. You will never have control and until you treat consumers with respect and offer realstic solutions to the decline in music sales, you will be continue to lose the war.
I know I have said it before, but I’ll remind you that I am available if you would like me to consult and help solve some of your problems. I want to help.