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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Discs to Downloads

10/21/2011 11:03 PM

From old, classic, large vinyl, then cassette tapes, and miniature-sized-vinyl-liked compact discs to digital files like MPEG-Layer 3, or much better known as MP3(s). Since the old times of contemporary music, people have been searching and somehow owning at least one of the things I mentioned. If you're a '60s (or earlier) music lover, at least you had a chance of seeing an old vinyl record spinning at an old turntable thing called the phonograph. After all, it was in 1979 when Sony and Philips invented CDs, but I bet cassette tapes were created even earlier than that. But as time goes by, whether it's that little tape or even the Betamax to the discs-era, it can't be denied that music is part of one's daily lives, especially if they don't need the likes of radio. All he does is open up that component and play it in.

But now, times have changed, and CDs are just a thing in most radio stations if the playlist on their computer doesn't work out temporarily. But purchasing one solidifies an artist's popularity. Most of the songs are just a single download click away nowadays. Paying the price of it is another case as the majority of the internet-users-slash-music-lovers used to do this illegally. And at first, it is tough for the law enforcers to trace every case of it. However, it's also hard for more users to download tracks since internet rates are at their not-so-fast speed, with very-high-priced-usage for some who utilize the modern medium at the computer shops.

Now, does the music industry make money out of things nowadays? Still, they are. That's the most critical question, and that should matter the most since some old traditional stuff needs to cope up if it can't make up to revolutionizing. Downloading songs do costs low, though buying an album is much, very much affordable. Just by comparing them, you can already see the difference.

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