Hey guys, as you may have noticed, SC was taken down yesterday, and was just put back up about an hour ago. The reason why it was taken down is complex, and I don’t feel like discussing it right now. I just want to say a few thing to my readers, as well as those responsible for the downtime.
This blog is just the place where I post music I like. It’s not intended to be a place where people can come and steal albums, singles, or EP’s and it never will be. I’m sorry if you mistook the purpose of this blog, but if you’re a decent human being, you’d know what that purpose was from the very beginning. All I’m doing is turning other people on to music I like. This blog is meant to increase record sales, not decrease them; I only post songs as a teaser, so that people will go out and buy records they like. If you look at the way record sales trends have changed over the past few years, you’ll see that blogs have definitely accomplished this.
We’re entering a new age of music distribution. The internet changed that face of the music, but the music industry isn’t changing with it. Piracy is inevitable. Labels are going to have to accept that even though anyone can download any album they want for free, people are still going to buy albums they like. There’s a huge difference between a piece of magnetized metal, and a real, packaged CD that you can hold in your hands. Record sales are decreasing, and probably will continue to do so, but digital sales are rising exponentially. No matter what people like to believe, mp3 blogs aren’t hurting the music industry. Whether you’d like to admit it or not, we’re now part of the music industry. Acting childishly, and flaunting your power by having our hosting taken away only reflects poorly on you. You look like the bully pushing around a kid who clearly can’t fight back. But, for now, I’m going to be the bigger person. I could tell people exactly what label had my blog taken down; but I won’t, in hopes of reaching a peaceful coexistence. We have to learn to live together; we’re two integral parts of an industry on the brink of collapse.
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