Boy, Universal is on a greed binge...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by iGary, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    First they charge Microsoft $1 for every Zune sold. The same week they say owners of the iPod have tons of stolen music, and now they are suing MySpace. :rolleyes:
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    What's next? Suing people for whistling copyrighted songs as they walk down the street?
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Shut up Shut UP SHUT UP!!!

    They'll hear you... :eek:
  5. iGary thread starter Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    They have to be the stupidest company ever.

    They were at the lead of wanting Jobs to raise prices, which I am sure Steve™ responded "You want peeople stealing your music again?"

    They look like such greedy asshats when they do crap like this.

    Glad most of my favorite artists are not signed with these idiots.
  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    This was said by the CEO of another company (Creative?) as well a few months ago, hence the deja vu.

    If any player is going to have pirated music on them, it would be the Zune.
  7. iGary thread starter Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    That would be Rob Krispy Kreme Glaser of Real.

  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Damn and thats one of my favorite things to do...

  9. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    The royalty thing has gotten out of control in my opinion. I wish that all of us got $1 for every person that used our code or fruits of our labors for perpetuity.
  10. 0010101 macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2006
    Record companies shot their own selves in the foot years ago, by exploiting their customers.

    By passing off total crap albums, with only one or two decent tracks, and 6 suck tracks.. then having the stones to charge top dollar for them.

    When the CD was introduced, they intentionally charged more for the discs than cassettes, even tho it was much cheaper to produce the CD's.

    Their reasoning was that since CD's were far less prone to damage, that customers wouldn't have to repurchase their music every few years.

    The backlash was swift from consumers. Why pay $19 for a CD full of crap music and 1 or two good songs, or buy the 'single' for $6 or $7, when they could just download the tunes they wanted for free off services like Napster.

    Took them a long time to understand they could just be fair about things, and charge a buck a song or so.. but now they're seeing losses from folks just buying the one or two good tracks, and leaving the crap tracks to rot.

    Greed, man. That's what it's all about.

    In big cities, those RIAA jackboots make bars pay for a license just to have a jukebox, and a separate fee if the bar has live bands that might play cover tunes.

    Meantime, they give the majority of their artists the shaft compared to the money they make on them.
  11. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    I think they know what is in the future for them, and other record companies! So, like them, they are trying to make shareholders happy by continuing to receive income, in whatever way possible!

    Many new artists, independents, and many existing bands are shying away form contracts, and are moving into the realm of distributing music themselves. Many of those people don't want to deal with the RIAA, Record companies and such, and want to do for themselves. I know of a few growing independent Bands, DJ's and others that say that they will never sign a contract with the big guys!

    I can't think of the last time I bought a song, or CD from a major record label, and I doubt I will in the future either!

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