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By Jeremy Lucas The Day The Music Stood Still
Sociology, Music & You • Concerts are social gatherings • People share their musical tastes • People share music
Change… • Today’s music sales are down 50% from 2000 • iTunes = 85% of market, 2.5 Billion sold in 2008 • Album sales • Digital Sales
Why Illegally Download? • Money • Crowded Market • Disappointment Avoidance
So How Goes The War On The Consumer? • The RIAA’s Stance: • Record companies have never objected to someone making a copy of a CD for their own personal use. We want fans to enjoy the music they bought legally. But both copying CDs to give to friends and downloading music illegally rob the people who created that music of compensation for their work.
How To Catch Flying Money • Pay What You Want • Ax The Label • Touring • The Ringle
slotMusic: The Future? The Packaging A Wal-Mart Display
How To REALLY Catch Flying Money • Listen To The Consumer • Stay Ahead of The Trends • Change…
“Weird Al” Yankovic: Don’t Download This Song • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz-grdpKVqg