Saturday, December 10, 2005

Almost Legit

I honestly don't download much on Itunes. Most of the stuff on my 2 Ipod's come from my own CD collection. But, every once in a while, I'll download a song, just because I know the album won't hold up. And the one album I have downloaded-Television's Live at the Old Warholf, comes from a Rhino Handmade that was out of print. So, I spent $10 and got a good album. But getting no liner notes bugs me. But what really bugs me are artists who continue to boycott the legit Download sites. A quick check through Itunes finds no AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Metallica and Garth Brooks. I also noticed that there's only 5 Bad Company songs from the Paul Rodgers era. Until these and some other acts give up their catalog, I'll continue to support free download sites. All of the above are mega-millionaires, so they don't need any extra cash. But why fight it? Most of those acts are holding out for a good Itunes contract, and will someday do as Madonna did in 2005 and go legit. But until they do, feel free to share their songs for free. By not satisfying the consumer, they asking for people to "steal" their songs.
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