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RE: [ElectronicMusic] mp3.com
They also make %50 of any sales of your albums...
:) -----Original Message-----
:) From: Tom Ritchford [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
:) Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 6:55 PM
:) To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
:) Subject: Re: [ElectronicMusic] mp3.com
:) >Now they're requiring that you pay them $20 monthly if you want to
:) >get the money that your music earns on mp3.com. It's almost a form
:) >of blackmail, really.
:) [and various others]
:) This and all these other objections are a bit harsh.
:) mp3.com has NEVER made money as far as I know, and has given out
:) quite a lot of royalties to musicians, admittedly mostly in
:) dribs and drabs to a lot of titles, but still...
:) I imagine that they are still not making money at $20 a month
:) per paying musical group. This is merely a way to stem the
:) bleeding while trying to come up with some sort of way to actually
:) make money.
:) $20 a month is enough that anyone could afford it.
:) The "services" of a real label are going to cost
:) you an awful lot more than that, in real tersm...
:) Or, if I could pay a measly $20 a month and have
:) people actually exposed to my music with even the
:) possibility of royalties then I'd do it.
:) (I haven't done it yet though... still debating
:) what to put and etc...)
:) Summary: since they have put a lot of money into
:) independent artists' pockets and taken a loss on it,
:) you can hardly accuse them of ripping us off.
:) ...electronic a cappella madness <http://volectrix.com>.........
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