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Emir Hot
post Dec 9 2009, 04:18 AM
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My friend and an awesome neoclassical shredder Borislav Mitic has recently signed for Lion Music which is the metal label from Finland that also released my album.

Just before he released his new record he posted a very seirous story about "The Murder of Music" on the Lion Music's website. Some of other Lion Music artists (including me) also gave their input on this subject.

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I would be interested to see comments on Borislav's text from GMC community.


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Really strong words from your friend Emir, and I agree to some extent. "Stealing" someones work or production isn't ok in any way. However, the way I see it , the record companies aren't really up to date with the current "music situation" and the way the internet has changed how we look at music and the way music is accessible to us. Like mentioned, it is not ok to "steal" music but since record companies still totally rely on profits coming through record sales I think they need to adapt to current situation.
And for musicians I believe that the biggest income should come through ticket sales, merchandise and stuff like that when playing live.
Artists will continue to sell records but not in the way that they used to and I believe that those days are over. Back in the days, pre-internet, selling records was the biggest way of getting an income. But this isn't how things work today and I don't think it should either. Income should be come through legal downloads, ticket sales, merch and of course album sales. However the main income can't be record sales like we're used too. And this is where I believe the core issues is. Companies and artist still believe that record sales shoudl be the main source of income, but like mentioned those days are over. There gotta be other ways of adapting to the current situation and development.

And regarding "legal downloads" lie iTunes or similar sites this today only seem to be a weak replacement for the loss of album sales. Downloading an album from iTunes isn't really that much cheaper than buying the actual album. I guess the reason for this is that the big record companies are trying to make up for the loss of "real" album sales...

Ok, this is a bit cynical but hopefully you get my point.
I also realize that this is not really what your friend wrote Emir and sorry for stepping on any toes here smile.gif


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- Emir Hot   The Murder Of Music   Dec 9 2009, 04:18 AM
- - Santiago Diaz Garces   Let's take a look......   Dec 9 2009, 04:23 AM
- - VictorUK   I agree 100% about illegal downloads, times are ch...   Dec 9 2009, 06:08 AM
- - audiopaal   I agree with him for the most part, and it's t...   Dec 9 2009, 08:07 AM
|- - audiopaal   QUOTE (gibsonmatte @ Dec 9 2009, 09:38 AM...   Dec 9 2009, 10:37 AM
|- - jafomatic   QUOTE (audiopaal @ Dec 9 2009, 03:37 AM) ...   Dec 9 2009, 11:22 AM
- - ItsMe   Nice article, strong words. I agree absolutely tha...   Dec 9 2009, 01:20 PM
- - CathShadow   I don't pirate, neither music, nor games. peri...   Dec 9 2009, 02:17 PM
- - Keilnoth   Ah well, I wrote a big text but then deleted it. P...   Dec 9 2009, 07:31 PM
- - Gus   Piracy is always a delicate topic. I remember Marc...   Dec 9 2009, 07:33 PM
- - MirkoSchmidt   hey, i have 42 Gigabyte Music ripped from Internet...   Dec 9 2009, 07:47 PM
- - Fran   QUOTE (Gus @ Dec 9 2009, 07:33 PM) ... In...   Dec 9 2009, 07:59 PM
|- - gibsonmatte   QUOTE (Fran @ Dec 9 2009, 07:59 PM) That...   Dec 10 2009, 12:07 PM
- - Emir Hot   I would agree with Mirko that ripped music has no ...   Dec 9 2009, 08:05 PM
|- - MirkoSchmidt   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 9 2009, 08:05 PM) I...   Dec 9 2009, 08:09 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (MirkoSchmidt @ Dec 9 2009, 07:09 P...   Dec 9 2009, 08:36 PM
- - ItsMe   QUOTE (Gus @ Dec 9 2009, 07:33 PM) In my ...   Dec 9 2009, 08:09 PM
- - Keilnoth   Emir, I am really interested to know the policies ...   Dec 9 2009, 08:36 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (Keilnoth @ Dec 9 2009, 07:36 PM) E...   Dec 9 2009, 09:01 PM
|- - audiopaal   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 9 2009, 09:01 PM) T...   Dec 9 2009, 09:22 PM
- - ItsMe   Emir what do you think about streaming flatrates. ...   Dec 9 2009, 08:47 PM
- - Keilnoth   legaldownload.net seems to be the site use by Lion...   Dec 9 2009, 10:39 PM
- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (audiopaal @ Dec 9 2009, 08:22 PM) ...   Dec 10 2009, 12:15 AM
- - Ctodd   I would rather give my money directly to the artis...   Dec 10 2009, 12:18 AM
- - audiopaal   I checked some torrent sites but couldn't find...   Dec 10 2009, 12:25 AM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (audiopaal @ Dec 9 2009, 11:25 PM) ...   Dec 10 2009, 09:46 AM
- - Mandos   Just a little side note. Take a look at this labs....   Dec 10 2009, 01:20 PM
- - Keilnoth   Very interesting Mandos, thanks for the link !   Dec 10 2009, 02:20 PM
- - Staffy   Since this seems to be a "hot" topic, I ...   Dec 10 2009, 04:56 PM
|- - Emir Hot   I would dissagree on some of these since I felt it...   Dec 11 2009, 02:26 AM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 11 2009, 02:26 AM) ...   Dec 11 2009, 10:07 AM
- - Daniel Realpe   We live in a world under the monetary system that ...   Dec 10 2009, 08:21 PM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   The industry has changed upside down simply put. W...   Dec 11 2009, 01:19 AM
- - jafomatic   This is a perfect time to mention again that music...   Dec 11 2009, 03:39 AM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (jafomatic @ Dec 11 2009, 02:39 AM)...   Dec 11 2009, 04:02 AM
|- - jafomatic   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 10 2009, 09:02 PM) ...   Dec 11 2009, 04:14 AM
- - blindwillie   I have the greatest respect for you Emir but I dis...   Dec 11 2009, 09:06 AM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (blindwillie @ Dec 11 2009, 08:06 A...   Dec 11 2009, 01:56 PM
|- - Ivan Milenkovic   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 11 2009, 01:56 PM) ...   Dec 11 2009, 03:05 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 11 2009, 01:56 PM) ...   Dec 11 2009, 03:40 PM
- - Keilnoth   QUOTE It is always cool to see your favorite band ...   Dec 11 2009, 02:16 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (Keilnoth @ Dec 11 2009, 01:16 PM) ...   Dec 11 2009, 02:35 PM
|- - audiopaal   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 11 2009, 02:35 PM) ...   Dec 11 2009, 02:41 PM
||- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (audiopaal @ Dec 11 2009, 01:41 PM)...   Dec 11 2009, 02:44 PM
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|- - MirkoSchmidt   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 11 2009, 02:35 PM) ...   Dec 13 2009, 12:18 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (MirkoSchmidt @ Dec 13 2009, 12:18 ...   Dec 13 2009, 12:27 PM
|- - MirkoSchmidt   QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 13 2009, 12:27 PM) *B...   Dec 13 2009, 12:33 PM
- - Keilnoth   QUOTE So what are we doing here with 10 hours of p...   Dec 11 2009, 02:47 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (Keilnoth @ Dec 11 2009, 01:47 PM) ...   Dec 11 2009, 02:54 PM
- - jafomatic   Apparently the labels can't advertise well eno...   Dec 11 2009, 03:08 PM
|- - Ivan Milenkovic   QUOTE (jafomatic @ Dec 11 2009, 03:08 PM)...   Dec 11 2009, 03:23 PM
|- - Keilnoth   QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 11 2009, 03...   Dec 11 2009, 04:20 PM
- - intemperateControl   Hard to come up with a solution to that problem. A...   Dec 11 2009, 03:17 PM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   Perhaps you can name the bands and we can discuss ...   Dec 12 2009, 03:17 AM
- - kahall   I don't know if it is my age, the internet, or...   Dec 12 2009, 06:38 AM
- - OrganisedConfusion   If the band is good they'll make money if they...   Dec 12 2009, 07:36 AM
|- - Caelumamittendum   QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Dec 12 2009, 07...   Dec 12 2009, 12:27 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 12 2009, 12...   Dec 12 2009, 12:36 PM
- - blindwillie   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 11 2009, 02:35 PM) ...   Dec 12 2009, 01:58 PM
- - Pedja Simovic   This is very interesting thread. It started with v...   Dec 12 2009, 02:25 PM
|- - Staffy   [quote name='Pedja Simovic' date='Dec ...   Dec 13 2009, 11:36 AM
- - Neurologi   There is but one problem with some or most of the ...   Dec 13 2009, 10:23 AM
- - Rik Veldhuizen   Sad to hear you won't continue your profession...   Dec 13 2009, 10:49 AM
- - jstcrsn   Quick qeustion. How many C.D.'s have any of yo...   Dec 13 2009, 12:39 PM
- - Neurologi   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 13 2009, 01:39 PM) Q...   Dec 13 2009, 12:41 PM
- - MirkoSchmidt   i have sold 0 cds, you?   Dec 13 2009, 12:43 PM
|- - jstcrsn   QUOTE (MirkoSchmidt @ Dec 13 2009, 12:43 ...   Dec 13 2009, 01:14 PM
|- - Neurologi   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 13 2009, 02:14 PM) t...   Dec 13 2009, 01:28 PM
|- - jstcrsn   QUOTE (Neurologi @ Dec 13 2009, 01:28 PM)...   Dec 13 2009, 01:30 PM
|- - Neurologi   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 13 2009, 02:30 PM) y...   Dec 13 2009, 01:42 PM
|- - jstcrsn   QUOTE (Neurologi @ Dec 13 2009, 01:42 PM)...   Dec 13 2009, 02:03 PM
|- - Neurologi   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 13 2009, 03:03 PM) d...   Dec 13 2009, 02:49 PM
|- - MirkoSchmidt   QUOTE (Neurologi @ Dec 13 2009, 02:49 PM)...   Dec 13 2009, 02:55 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Neurologi @ Dec 13 2009, 02:49 PM)...   Dec 13 2009, 04:32 PM
- - Rik Veldhuizen   That is impressive. But: do not underestimate the...   Dec 13 2009, 01:16 PM
- - Rik Veldhuizen   The mistake here is the comparison of kidney remov...   Dec 13 2009, 02:12 PM
|- - Neurologi   QUOTE (Rik Veldhuizen @ Dec 13 2009, 03:1...   Dec 13 2009, 03:00 PM
|- - jstcrsn   QUOTE (Rik Veldhuizen @ Dec 13 2009, 02:1...   Dec 13 2009, 03:07 PM
|- - Neurologi   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 13 2009, 04:07 PM) a...   Dec 13 2009, 03:27 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 13 2009, 02:07 PM) i...   Dec 13 2009, 04:36 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 13 2009, 04:36 PM) ...   Dec 13 2009, 05:04 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 13 2009, 04:04 PM) Pe...   Dec 13 2009, 05:17 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 13 2009, 05:17 PM) ...   Dec 13 2009, 05:22 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 13 2009, 04:22 PM) Ye...   Dec 13 2009, 05:38 PM
- - MirkoSchmidt   wtf.... what means kidney? imy dictionary only tol...   Dec 13 2009, 02:49 PM
- - Kristofer Dahl   This is a very interesting and hot topic. Persona...   Dec 13 2009, 04:18 PM
- - Rik Veldhuizen   Selling 1000 CDs is great...! I can't even...   Dec 13 2009, 04:19 PM
|- - MirkoSchmidt   QUOTE (Rik Veldhuizen @ Dec 13 2009, 04:1...   Dec 13 2009, 07:32 PM
- - NoSkill   This is an interesting topic. The last time I rea...   Dec 13 2009, 04:24 PM
- - MickeM   Artists have been poor through out all times, then...   Dec 13 2009, 05:25 PM
|- - Staffy   QUOTE (MickeM @ Dec 13 2009, 05:25 PM) So...   Dec 13 2009, 05:55 PM
|- - Emir Hot   QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 13 2009, 04:55 PM) So...   Dec 13 2009, 06:10 PM
||- - Staffy   QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 13 2009, 06:10 PM) ...   Dec 13 2009, 07:03 PM
|- - Jakub Luptovec   Completely agree with Staffay. The music business ...   Dec 13 2009, 06:18 PM
- - jafomatic   I assume not everyone (or anyone?) can see Hulu ou...   Dec 13 2009, 06:43 PM
- - Jakub Luptovec   Yea, even tho, I dont have USA IP, the hulu projec...   Dec 13 2009, 06:55 PM
- - Fran   Talking about good legal alternatives to listen/ge...   Dec 13 2009, 07:32 PM
- - Neurologi   Glad someone finally had the sense to point out th...   Dec 13 2009, 07:33 PM
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