Over the past few weeks more and more musicians have been pulling away from the record industry and signing contracts with companies that will offer direct to consumer distribution. Among the list, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis and now none other than Madonna. The funny thing here is that while all of these artists have had their time in the sun one would argue that they aren’t anywhere near as popular as they once were. So this can go one of two ways as I see it.
- The market for these older musicians will not produce the funds they imagined and they come back to the recording industry.
- The record industry falls apart and we start to see artists that we are actually interested in hearing break away from recording contracts
Only time will tell. There is more on this story at TechCrunch.com.
I had this passed on to me and frankly can’t pass up an opportunity to talk about it. When the parents of our fallen soldiers are asked what they gave their lives for, the democrat ones may say “Oil”. The republican ones may say “To stop terrorism”. I used to think it was “The proliferation of liberty to a nation with none”. I wonder if the soldiers in Afghanistan and “the Iraq” know that the freedom they are spreading over there is being sucked out of the US??? What right did the police have to use such force on this kid? I don’t dispute the fact that after they asked him to leave, he acted like a douche bag but jesus! 5 to 7 officers couldn’t restrain this one guy? It wasn’t like he was hopped up on PCP or anything. I hope that this heinous act of violence by the U of F security force doesn’t go unpunished. Just my 2 cents.
Bosnian couple divorces after they both have a cyber-affair… WITH EACH OTHER!!!
Sana Klaric, 27, and husband Adnan, 32, from Zenica, poured out their hearts to each other over their marriage troubles, and both felt they had found their real soul mate.
The couple met on an online chat forum while he was at work and she in an internet cafe, and started chatting under the names Sweetie and Prince of Joy.
They eventually decided to meet up – but there was no happy ending when they realised what had happened.
Now they are both filing for divorce – with each accusing the other of being unfaithful.