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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 13:27:38 -0500
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Martin writes:
> I agree that nowadays, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make a
> profit by /distributing/ music, but at the same time, the need for
> companies in the business of distributing music decreases.

This is, of course, not a coincidence.

> So while I do indeed believe that the future for the "music industry"
> looks rather dark, I don't think less music will be created.

The vast majority of musicians get little or no revenue from sale of
mass-distributed recordings now.  The entire music "industry" could vanish
and we would lose only Britney Spears.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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