Two notes: 1st) the photo above was taken from this website; I picked it purely because it looked cool, and I'm graphically lazy. 2nd) I am currently drinking Bulleit Bourbon, like literally, as I am typing these words. Yes this is relevant, the dang blog is called "guitarsandbourbon". I've had it before tonight, but I have been itching to drink some different bourbons around my apartment. It has a full flavor, with some spicy, smoky tones. I'm looking forward to smoking my pipe with it this weekend. (This reminds me, I owe you guys a post about a local smoke shop that is really unique and awesome!)
if you went into a store to steal a candy bar and, in the process, found lots of other stuff you were willing to pay for, would that make it okay to steal the candy?
Read more: http://entertainment.time.com/2013/03/21/illegal-music-downloads-not-hurting-industry-study-claims/#ixzz2OEk3nIEp
I posted earlier about The Tilt, a blues/rock/country band out of San Diego, CA. Their website is a perfect example of giving out their music for free. Artists and record labels need to utilize these opportunities to expose their music, giving people free tastes, showing people the great music out there, and then more people will crave and be more likely to buy music. The bottom line is, the music industry record labels are about as highly-regarded as politicians, and people feel screwed by them. They want to pay for music, but they don't think the price is fair, and most people don't want to buy a record with 10-20 songs for around $15 if they really only like 2 of those songs. Individual song downloading only partly addresses this problem.
I guess I could harp on this for years, but instead I'll cut off this post and ask what you guys think!