Our clients are all public institutions ( libraries, universities, etc. ) & for the most part they want the hard copy in their collections. Your search for sound & video ends here! Jay Sonin, General Manager Music Hunter Distributing Company 25-58 34th Street, Suite # 2 Astoria, NY 11103-4902 [log in to unmask] 718-777-1949 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cary Ginell" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 11:34 AM Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Interesting discussion topic for a Monday I've been wondering why young people would even need to purchase new music anymore. Anything anyone wants to hear is all over YouTube, Pandora, Rhapsody, etc. Since youngsters do not have "record collections" as we older folk do - in other words, actual CDs or other tangible media, what advantage is there to paying for a download of a song? Before iPhones, iPads, and other easily accessed connectors the Internet, the reason was one of convenience. If you can't take the music with you, then you purchase it and transfer it to a portable device. But because access to the Internet is so pervasive, I don't understand why anyone buys anything anymore. Cary Ginell > Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:04:13 -0600 > From: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Interesting discussion topic for a Monday > To: [log in to unmask] > > Most music thse days is available for free download if you know where to > look. I suspect that is by far the biggest factor in the decline of > digital music sales, rather than some objective change in the quality of > music or in young people's appreciation of music. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine > Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 5:53 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Interesting discussion topic for a Monday > > http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/technology/24music.html?pagewanted=print > > I still think that if better new music, in general, was being offered for > sale and better marketing > was being done to sell it to younger folks, and there was more education > about the benefits of own > hard copies of music (liner notes, better sound quality, etc), it might > help. It might not, though, > since you have a generation of what used to be prime music buyers who look > on music as background > noise, have stronger affiliation with video games than music albums and > are trained to view record > companies as hostile entities who sue their customers.