Also, am I mis-remembering or wasn't there a tax on blank tape that went directly into music
industry coffers to make up for missed sales? Blank C-90's were $3+ when I got my first cassette
deck. By the time I was making my last cassettes in the early 90's, C-100's were down to $1 or so.
We're talking Maxell and TDK CRO2 tapes here, not junk.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SACD fans -- some discounts
> -----Original Message-----
> From Rod Stephens: "...I vaguely remember in "the good 'ole days",
> making copies and sharing music with my reel to reel machines and later
> with my cassette recorders. We then would buy the original LPs/45s of
> the best of the best with good album notes and pictures. Somehow the
> recording industry seemed to prosper in those less restrictive and
> creative days."
> This is comparing apples to oranges. People needed to meet up, make their
> copies in real time, pay good money for blank media and a copy of the copy
> was pretty raunchy sounding. We also didn't have investment bankers creating
> new corporations having a "business model" of profiteering from facilitating
> copyright infringement.
> Piracy is far from the only or even the biggest problem professional music
> faces today but make no mistake about the fact that it has cost at least a
> generation of youngsters any opportunity to have a career creating and
> performing music. They and the music fans are the real losers.
> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
> Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
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