Re: David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world'
Recoupment is one of the sad things about the small print in record contracts.
But with the way album sales have fallen as a result of digital piracy, can you blame them if they want to make sure they don't lose money. The way things are now, even if you are a super-famous and recognised artist, it might not be on account of record sales.
Plus, being seen on TV and heard on the radio are a big part of getting a band exposed to a larger audience. It costs money.
The way things are right now, I wouldn't be surprised if there are software programmes designed to infiltrate computers and maximise hits on specific videos/web pages. I mean, it's almost as if careers are made and broken on the internet. And it doesn't have anything to do with quality of music.
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