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Re: [ARSCLIST] CD versus Download was "All hail the analogue revolution..."
Mike Richter wrote:
>Certainly that business model benefits classical music. It provides
>income for capable musicians who would otherwise have no exposure. It
>provides excellent performances for collectors who are not concerned
>about the difference in sound between a Steinway and a Bechstein.
It provides NO income for the musicians and only the possibility of "exposure" for the organization and the conductor. Collectors in most (but not all) cases can get higher quality performances for the same money elsewhere. It benefits Naxos because it's much easier to get a new recording reviewed than a reissue. It benefits film makers because no residuals are payable to the musicians if they license from Naxos.
Sorry, it's the musicians who are carrying the entire burden of the lower prices. This only encourages the next generation of young musicians to not take up music as their profession.
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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