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Old Feb 4th 2016, 11:06 PM
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I suppose all those people who used to have jobs in the music industry (in all of its various forms). Like I mentioned above, my employer has lost about a million a year in printing revenues.

I see your point (who cares about the fate of any given big corporations), but how is this issue different than 'off-shoring' of US jobs and how that ultimately hurts US labor? (I'm just curious about your viewpoint, given your interest in labor issues).
Offshoring and, uh... "deshoring" are dissimilar in my opinion. You cannot stop the inevitable advent of new technology, and chasing after jobs that have been eliminated by new advances is a fool's errand. Even the much maligned luddites understood that.

If the internet meant that half-starved Thai workers were churning out the three-chord shitty grunge-punk that I listen to then it might be different, but it's not. It's folks from Seattle that I would never have heard of otherwise, but will definitely be seeing when they come to Cleveland in April. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwgNMrs-i80). To that point, I suspect most real jobs in the music industry are in live music, which is doing just fine, if not better, what with the internet spreading more music around to more audiences.

As Labor we must prepare and organize for the future economies, not pine for the economies of the past, and in so doing "pine for the fjords."
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Old Feb 5th 2016, 05:58 AM
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I suppose all those people who used to have jobs in the music industry (in all of its various forms). Like I mentioned above, my employer has lost about a million a year in printing revenues.

I see your point (who cares about the fate of any given big corporations), but how is this issue different than 'off-shoring' of US jobs and how that ultimately hurts US labor? (I'm just curious about your viewpoint, given your interest in labor issues).
When jobs are off-shored it doesn't reduce the amount of toil that the human race has to do in exchange for an art experience. The Internet's effect on the music industry has reduced the amount of toil that the human race has to do for an art experience.
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When jobs are off-shored it doesn't reduce the amount of toil that the human race has to do in exchange for an art experience. The Internet's effect on the music industry has reduced the amount of toil that the human race has to do for an art experience.
Buying music is a consumer/commodity/consumption experience, not an artistic one.

If you want an artistic experience, make your own music.
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Old Feb 15th 2016, 02:18 PM
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Buying music is a consumer/commodity/consumption experience, not an artistic one.

If you want an artistic experience, make your own music.
By my definition listening to music is always an artistic experience. Your definition of artistic experience appears to be different from mine.
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