Tim, last year, I managed to get hold of Butch Trucks of Allman Bros. He's adamantly against what he sees as music theft online. But he subsequently has started a site that uses social networking and video (via Moogis). What do you think of that model?
The RIAA going after people pirating music on P2P and BitTorrent has shifted. When they realized they couldn't get anywhere in the courts, they backed off and are instead asking ISPs to deal with the users instead. The RIAA are totally greedy and they destroy lives. While I do not condone music piracy, I think there are better approaches to it.
to me it would be the type of ads. There was an over the air station that played the dance music I loved, but the commercials done hip hop style were annoying. People have to realize the commercials pay the freight. I listen to Old Time Radio, and in those days, the sponsor, mostly cigarettes or oil companies, aired two segments of commercials in a 30 minute show. Some were crafted to be entertaining.
I don't mind broadcast radio so much - mostly background noise - or something to get you pumped up. I like how Pandora and Last.fm throw in a few hard to get tracks from the past. It gets you intereseted in something old/new.
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