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GUEST,Larry Saidman 5 Things Killing the Music Industry (72* d) RE: 5 Things Killing the Music Industry 16 Apr 12

Cone on, folks. Keep it civil.

It is getting a bit personal, Guest, to say that Josepp doesn't know much. While I disagree with him, I think he knows a lot--particularly about jazz.

At the same time, Josepp, I think you're splitting hairs. The point that is being made is that it's not 'teenage girls' who are today killing the music industry, anymore than it was in the past.

And I suspect that it's not only teen girls who appreciate Justin Bieber. The boy does have a certain talent, even if it doesn't speak to me. But yes....the music industry is driven by youth.   More so than before? I don't know.

And as those youth mature, they (hopefully) discard the musical loves that have no substance, and find new ones.

I think the industry as an industry probably does deserve to die.

Of bigger concern to me is how satiated audiences are getting from hearing so much "product"....and I think the best way to revitalize it would be for all performers to take songs be always looking for new great material instead of feeling we have to write our own.

And I think that Stringsinger has made the best points here in talking about one of the big differences that is hurting the industry and diminishing the appreciation of the 'music' is the increasing royalty fees that go to prop up the already powerful, rather than the songwriters who are creating gems.

My solution? Fight ASCAP, BMI, CAPAC, SOCAN, etc. wherever you can. And look for great songs and spread them around!

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