Why the EMI-UMG merger is bad for artists and fans


5 comments posted

Its all about globalization.

Submitted by moficast (not verified) on June 6, 2012 - 8:09am.

Its all about globalization. Its not good for the business if many companies are competing each other in the same business. So, they find it easier to just merge into a single company so that the main competitors don't exist anymore and by joining their forces the gain more. Its not good for the artists at all but that's the way thing are going these days, its all about the money.

I think the merger should be

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on June 23, 2012 - 2:39pm.

I think the merger should be allowed to happen. It will speed along the demise of the record labels and the RIAA.

I reckon we'll only have

Submitted by Jack (not verified) on July 10, 2012 - 7:02am.

I reckon we'll only have about 5-6 artists in the commercial world in a few years, which means... more underground talent, and a young generation searching for more than "the sound" of any given genre! A genre is a form not a sound! Commercial artists will be mocked as soundalikes of brilliant underground artists, and will be shunned, in favour of truly original music!

yes, i agree. this merger

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on July 30, 2012 - 9:20am.

yes, i agree. this merger doesn't help either. just make the problem bigger.

The bottom line is that until

Submitted by Ethicalfan (not verified) on September 21, 2012 - 8:48pm.

The bottom line is that until individual creative musicians stand up for their copyrights, peer-to-peer will just continue to kill the economics for anything except pop hits and consolidation. Copyright was the genius concept that led to a century of prosperity for musicians. Metallica tried to lead the way and the rest of the creative community has just let their rights be stripped away by Google and the ISPs.

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