RE: Forecasting the Future

Tom Whore (
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 08:48:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 7 Jun 1999, Tim Byars wrote:

--]Basically it's a thousand points of light. No unified distribution model.

Why the hell would we want to go back to UNIFIED closed box distro? When
the methods of distro are spread across a greater number the avialability
of diversity can be increased. Niche markets over artificaly infalted and
created HyperReal Mega markets foster not only creative products but a
real and increased profit margin to more artists.

--]But they are just providing a distribution system. Record companies (in the
--]old days supplied money, studio time, producers, drugs, young girls or boys
--]whatever your preference, and to protect that investment they made damn
--]sure your band got heard or seen.

All of these things you mention are great if you want to be a slave to the
closed box record company system, to be a kept slave in a house of slaves.
I think I would rather be my own whore thank you. You can keep on
supporting your slave mindset if you want, just dont mind me here being
amused at the little brainanticss

--]A listing on is just that a listing. how do you explain the 500 or so downloads Media Whore music
has gotten in the last few months with resulting email and conversations
with liteners...all on simply a listing and a few emails to
various usenet groups/mailing lists?

--]I'm talking about a new version of a record company. (Now I must let it be
--]known that major Vulture Capitol assholes read this list, and of course
--]they will contact their friends at the gay bath house to do this with, but
--]like I give a fuck) A company that would sign and support bands. That would
--]offer their CD's/Mp3 (I don't see any reason what so ever a music CD not to
--]be a combined hybrid) to the hungry net sites. Amazon, CD-NOW etc. That
--]would finance the Video and stream it 24/7. Then create tours like Oz Fest,
--]Playboy Jazz, Lollapalooza to promote their bands. For the amount of VC
--]money squandered on absolute bullshit Java programming companies this could
--]be done.

Your talking extending the already lame system of studio stables and
record company buerocracy that people are trying to et away from. Wow,
take an new paradigm and slap the old slave mind on it and what do you
get...shinny new slave mind.

--]But then again someone with 1/2 of a brain would have to think that up. And
--]those people don't exist anymore.

1/2 a brain would be about right, maybe too much...This si much the way
lots of the reocrd companies are going anyway, and with the inevitable
popularoity of new tech we will see this sort of control freaky thing in
short order...Its like Reading Mien Kaumpf and then not expecting to see
gas chambers..(godwins law alert)

Think differnt , isn tthat what your always babling tim.

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