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
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
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
Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!