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Re: making money off your music

What can we do about this apparent decline in appreciation of the live 
musical arts? And what is the root cause, if any, of this?  It seems today 
that the media and music industry is "conditioning" people to appreciate 
immediate satisfaction, e-media, canned art.  People just want to download 
music to load on their iPODS and run off and do their own independent 
One could argue that the predecessor to this phenomenon was the advent of 
radio.  There was a time when to listen to music you had to go to a 
hall, town hall, local pub, church, or make it at home with the family. 
Then once radio came along, families could listen to  music and never 
the house...I think it was downhill from that point onward...just my 
pessimistic view here, but that seemed like a start of a trend, moving 
away from community settings to more private settings, thus precluding the 
live art element.   So, the historical progression of decline would start 
with the radio and then move to recorded media, and then finally to 
downloadable media.   All that is left is to reproduce live concerts with 
holographic video in the living rooms of listeners, and we are dead in the 
water.   How many people in the world "really" care and value listeing to 
live band, not in a club for dancing or drinking purposes, but a real 
performance where the group is the center of attention and considered an 
artistic performance?