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Re: [ARSCLIST] Cedar, was: Aren't recordings original sources?

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>From Tom Fine: "...I definitely believe that part of the business cratering
is due to putting out an overpriced, bad quality product in a format that
has been antiquated..."

I totally agree about bad quality but strongly disagree with the idea that
music recordings are overpriced. Factoring in inflation, prerecorded music
is by far the cheapest it has ever been.

The problem is what people get for their 15 to 20 bucks which is shoddy
packaging, horrendous audio quality and too few great performances of great
material. There is no evidence that lower prices will increase sales while
everything points to the fact that people will gladly pay a premium for any
recording they consider worthy of purchase. Too many labels and artists got
lazy and greedy during the CD era. They are now reaping what was sown.
Selling the same garbage at a lower price is not a solution!

Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!
615.385.8051 http://www.hyperback.com    http://www.thewombforums.com

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