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I inadvertently sent this to Aaron Levinson, to here it is for all to read.

Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 11:47 AM
Well, as I write this, I'm listening
to KUSC-FM via the web, Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, in
gorgeous .mp3, and for someone living over 500 miles away
from their transmitter, it ain't half bad for a rainy New
Year's morning.  So, the technology does still have
some benefits, and although a .wav file would be preferable,
a fairly high sampling rate even in .mp3 is still clearer
than my local translator FM undergoing repairs.
 
Again, a happier New Year!!
 
Rod Stephens
> 
> --- On Fri, 1/1/10, Aaron Luis Levinson <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Aaron Luis Levinson <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Media Timeline - Death of
> music business
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 9:07 AM
> > You missed my point. It is not about
> > formats nor is it about consumer choices. It is about
> the
> > elevation of mediocrity and the corporatization of a
> field
> > that was once led by people whose consuming passion
> was
> > music all else followed from that. 
> > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
> > Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:01:44 
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Media Timeline - Death of
> music
> > business
> > 
> > The music business is not in death spiral because of
> any
> > format... it is dying because they fail to grasp the
> concept
> > that  people/consumer wants to pick and choose what
> > they listen to.
> > The iPod/iTunes facilitated this... the consumer can
> pick
> > and choose and doesnt have to buy  a dozen filler
> > selections on a cd for $14.95 when they can  buy the
> > one song they like for 99¢. 
> > The format has noting to do with the sales model....
> its
> > how that product is sold.. not the box its in.
> > dnelson
> > 
> > > > On Dec 31, 2009, at 11:36 AM, Aaron
> Levinson
> > wrote:
> > > > 
> > > >> Oh and I almost forgot those absurdly
> tiny
> > "slot
> > > music" cards made last year (by Sony maybe?) So
> > miniaturized
> > > in fact that you needed tweezers and a jeweler's
> loupe
> > to
> > > find them. I saw one full page announcing their
> > ill-fated
> > > launch in the NYT and then poof, relegated
> instantly
> > to the
> > > enormous (and ever-expanding) dustbin of moronic
> > ideas.  
> > > >> 
> > > >> And people wonder why the recorded
> music
> > business
> > > is in a death spiral...
> > > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> >  
> >
>