Kim ain't no snitch and won't set anyone up I will stand my Kim I been reading about this for a couple of months it seems interesting and it will be hard for the government to trace illegal downloads which doesn't matter to me because I don't download illegal things. But I can't wait for him to beat the government when the trail ends he would be the few to beat the government
looked into the case myself....first off, they didn't some illegal sh*t by confiscating his servers and stuff....used the military to raid this man's cribb like he was Pablo Escobar and that warrant wasn't valid i think. the feds, america, went way over yonder to coordinate with whatever country he was in to execute it and it wasn't necessary. i mean the feds have a 90 conviction rate but they do fu*k up more often than none and this case is really hard to prove.
fyi, for those of yall that don't know...he got back the 12 or so cars they took from him...sold them for lawyer fees.....he's doing this to make bread back up to continue f!ghting the case. if i'm not mistaken this man is going to trial. people that go to trial aren't cooperating. that's a f!ght that the FEDS don't want cuz it takes up too much time and money. and what's he going to get out of having 10 million people or however many use his service catch a case??? he's more so looking at fines than that much jail time....no need for any of that....yall cats watch too much tv and believe all the sh*t yall see.
no... its not...
vast majority of money an artist makes is off of shows, not sales
in fact, piracy only helps new artists get their music out there and bigger
hence promoting their image and more shows
really, do you download every album you would only buy?
no, we get it cause its easy and wouldn't have listened to it otherwise
why is it such a big issue then? because the labels have the money
and the money is what goes through to lobby to the government and make sh*t happen
i partially agree with you. you can get paid off of album sales however in this new age, going plat and above is difficult....well, at least for hip hop. a lot of pop albums and rock albums still do numbers. and yes, you can get paid heavily off of shows...still, if you went plat and got 3, 4 bucks off an album...you're good...that would be a lot of shows to do though....plus appearances, parties, merchandise...depends on the artist and the contract....you need both though....the longevity is in the tours though so that's y i think you're partially right....after a while you're album will stop selling....you can go on tour forever.
where do you think artists get money to do tours/shows? in the end it does hurt the artist because that's a way to recoup.
upfront bread from the label or the promoters....this is how you can recoup too though...
I don't trust it, no disrespect but he had one of the biggest piracy busts in history, then all of a sudden he comes out legally smelling like roses, and ready to set up shop like it was nothing, I smell something funny for real.
research the case...the feds aren't perfect but their reputation precedes them so anything that can look funny will....i don't know exactly what's going on with this but if he's going to trial, he's not cooperating.
real sh*t .... swizz beats becomes the owner one day ... the next day the site catches a drug bust
maybe swiss is a snitch then.............hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
nah dude youre dead wrong. i understand what youre saying about getting promotion from the music leaking, but when you couldnt just download a song in a minute you HAD to buy the album. album was 17 bucks, split that up... if you made a good deal you got a good chunk of that money, and since most people went platinum for sneezing on a record back then they made a lot of money. if you think the 360 deals people sign now are better than when a band like nsync went DIAMOND (yeah albums used to go diamond) youre a little mislead.
to make the point even clearer, look at mac miller... completely independent and probably has a million dollars. an artist like him would have had about 10 million dollars in the pre-piracy market, its just common sense. they are two completely different environments, now most artists make money off touring and merch... in the 90s all you had to do was record good music and you made money, justin timberlake aint stupid, that movie money is still real good.
case and point... somehow milli vanilli made money... in 2012 milli vanilli wouldnt have made a fu*king cent. if you wanna look at someone whos got the marketing/advertising 2012 model down pat its PSY, dudes making a chunk of change off one song because hes pushing it right (video, dances, catchy tune, and its funny).
jump in if you disagree but the days of throwing 100's in the strip club for the average rapper are over... hit the road buddy and make sure you hit every stop!
really they go hand in hand however, i do believe that an artist can get more from album sales. 3, 4 per album x diamond makes you filthy. and that's a lot of shows. like you said though, new times. hip hop aint selling like that. maybe white people records. hip hop artists make show money. and the more shows they do, more people know about you, the more might buy the album....yea, this internet done changed the game. i see why the RIAA is mad, at the same time, karma is a bi*ch and these bastards been robbing n*ggas off deals forever so you reap what you sow.