Ha! Ha! And ha!

by Suw on August 23, 2004

Oh, what a shock, music sales have gone up in the UK over the last year, and that's not even counting legal download sales.

The number of legal downloads sold in the UK this year has now exceeded two million units, the BPI said. This means sales have increased from a rate of 100,000 per month to 500,000 per month over the past quarter.

Excuse my smugness, but what did I say about downloads affecting sales?
I hope this means the beginning of the end of the music industry's usual stupidness over downloads and P2P. Quit whining, embrace new techology and start looking for ways to create more value for money instead of trying to force people to buy the crap you've been churning out for year upon year in the assumption that music lovers don't notice.

Anonymous August 23, 2004 at 9:53 pm

In France, there was an agreement last july, between government officials, music industry representatives, and internet providers, allowing them to file informations about “pirates”, and obliging them to ban them from internet access…
One of these officials even called P2P users “pimps” … This is sadly the level of their thinking, if it is possible to say that they think to anything else than their fat purse, and having more and more dough in it.

Anonymous August 24, 2004 at 9:56 am

You've got to laugh, haven't you. Perhaps now the record industry will start thinking about the potential for this technology rather than, say, suing their own bloody customers!

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