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Re: Zoe Keating in NY Times article.@borisfx.com



You don't understand the way that Pandora works.
It's supposed to take you to different artists.
All the music is interconnected through algorithms and careful music analysis.
The objective is to connect music in various significant ways.
You may not agree with the connections, but that is the intent: to connect music so that the listener may discover music they haven't already heard. Pandora's founder is a musician himself and constantly is trying to make sure that the system is fair to musicians like us.

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On 1/30/2013 7:09 AM, Stephen Goodman wrote:
Even using Pandora is a bad joke. You can select for example the "Brian Eno Channel" and expect to hear nothing but the work of the Domed One, but no! Very badly organized, you're as likely to hear Vangelis and Manheim Steamroller, for Chrissakes. They just don't get it. STILL! It's therefore evident that denizens of the music industry have infested these companies otherwise they'd be doing something with their systems besides generating income for themselves.

-----Original Message----- From: Rick Walker
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:32 AM
To: LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)
Subject: Re: Zoe Keating in NY Times article.@borisfx.com

On 1/29/2013 9:39 PM, Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/business/media/streaming-shakes-up-music-industrys-model-for-royalties.html?ref=us


*This is one of the most depressing articles I've read in a long time.**
**
**Does anyone remember when Colonel Tom Parker was revealed to have cut a deal with Elvis Presley **
*
*so that he would receive a usurious 50% of ALL money that Elvis made?**
**
**It was unprecedented and the rest of the music business, artists and
the public recoiled heavily from the news (though cynics always pointed **
**out that 50% of $40 million dollars was still vastly better than 0% of
nothing).**
**
**Well folks,   iTunes,  one of the greatest rapists of musical
artistry, in the world charges 50% of ALL DOWNLOAD SALES.**
**
**And they are the good guys compared to Pandora and Spotify, whose
statistics make iTunes look like positive artistic **
**philanthropists.**

A new paradigm of selling digital content online needs to assert
itself.   One that is fair to artists and all the energy
and time and money they spend trying to create art for people.

There are rumors of this coming.    I can't wait.

Rick Walker
Fuck iTunes!    Fuck Spotify!     Fuck Pandora!
Fuck the dominant paradigm that says that downloading other people's
music is okay as long as you get away with it.
Theft if Theft, Folks!
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