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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:12 pm 
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Age Of Reason wrote:
oh hang on. Did you mean that itunes was daylight robbery for the artist. i've just re-read your post and think i may have misinterpreted your meaning. sorry!


I was just referring to streaming companies in general...they pay an abysmal royalty to artists.


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:04 am 
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iTunes sells albums and singles. Apple Music is a streaming service. I don't think either were meant to replace vinyl or compact discs. The majors negotiated these deals with the streaming companies. Don't blame the idea of streaming music for the bad deal, blame the labels that agreed to the deal. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:52 pm 
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Streaming music solves what caused the record companies sleepless nights... the everlasting CD, a device that does not wear, does not self-destruct as vinyl or tape, does not require you to replace it to preserve pristine sound, it's like selling a battery that never dies, how can you make money? The very technology that record stores embraced with glee, put them out of business.
Modern music (love the pun, eh?) collectors store music on devices, devices that change, get lost, replaced, and science that keeps improving it compression to make them smaller and sound better, your 'collection' has no substance, it's a hard drive, a thumb drive or a phone packed with bits & bytes, all subject to technology moving on... and the big one, you can buy singles again (CD singles were discontinued, companies lost money when you bought the single and not the full CD, watch the great movie on Tower Records demise, "All Things Must Pass"), hits that are here today and gone tomorrow, and when that phone runs out of space you delete hits to make room to buy more 99 cent hits. It's easy to lose track of digital songs, to delete, lose or have them corrupted, yet CD's take up a spot on your shelf, they do not suffer from attrition, they are eternal.

I can tell you this, Bill Nelson would have sold me a dozen copies of some of his records/CD's if they wore out, but I still play that CD years later, still sounds perfect... except for the record clicks & pops Bill puts there to remind us of the good'ol days.

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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 3:56 pm 
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Hello

this is the first album I've downloaded and was surprised how straightforward the process was. The album is magic; Planets We Once Knew has that essential refrain that Bill does best. Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:01 pm 
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wattenbum1 wrote:
Hello

this is the first album I've downloaded and was surprised how straightforward the process was. The album is magic; Planets We Once Knew has that essential refrain that Bill does best. Many thanks.


Welcome to the forum!! Glad you enjoyed the download. I agree that it's an excellent album. Hopefully it will lead you to enjoy many more.

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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
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wattenbum1 wrote:
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this is the first album I've downloaded and was surprised how straightforward the process was. The album is magic; Planets We Once Knew has that essential refrain that Bill does best. Many thanks.


Welcome to the forum!! Glad you enjoyed the download. I agree that it's an excellent album. Hopefully it will lead you to enjoy many more.

- Kevin

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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:15 pm 
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justinvirk wrote:
I download that Its really a gorgeous music..Many time I used his music in my celebrations...When we see the next music


Many more albums coming soon, Justin. Not downloads but CDs that you can order from this website's store. There will be some digital download re-issues of out-of-print albums on Bandcamp over the next months but there are lots of albums still in stock for you to investigate, (if you haven't already!) :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
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I download that Its really a gorgeous music..Many time I used his music in my celebrations...When we see the next music

Howdy Justin and welcome to the 'ville!

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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:07 pm 
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Bazcrim wrote:
Right, I have downloaded the files from bandcamp and burned the CD and printed the artwork off for the said CD. But what a faff! I am 56 years old this year and lived through all the changes in computing personally and professionally. I have listened to music via vinyl, cassette and CD. I just want my music in something I can own, look at and keep. I hope Special Metal is an exception here. I want to buy Bills music in physical form like I have always done. Please don't resort to just downloads. It's a pain in the arse and not how I want my music. I have said my piece and there!!!


I do a few downloads now and then, and don't find it a pain, but I prefer the physical item before me. 63 this year, so maybe it's the ancientness speaking, but I'll never be all that much for 'em, at least for now. Although it does lend itself to the discovery that I'm a minimalist. And hey, if they allow we geezers a computer in our rooms at the nursing home... who knows. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Special Metal - On Sale NOW !
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:19 pm 
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Don't worry, there's no danger of me going over to just downloads, at least not yet. ;-)


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