1. Fixed pricing is the most terrible music pricing scheme ever. Artists that make songs that are 20 minutes long will be insanely cheap in comparision to the average (4 dollar for over an hour of music? Nice...), and grindcore bands literally can't sell their stuff (nobody is going to pay 100$ for 99 songs that last about 20 seconds each). Why is it still the most popular model?

    Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:31:53 UTC from Choqok
    1. @omni Because buying musicc.

      Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:32:51 UTC from web
      1. @nerthos I sometimes like supporting bands that actually make good music and deserve it, so I'm sorry for not being cool enough to pirate everything.

        Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:34:48 UTC from Choqok
        1. @omni And yet again, you take everything wrongly, misunderstand what I'm trying to say, and start a new conflict.

          Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:36:24 UTC from web
          1. @nerthos Omni + Nerthos = Communication hell

            Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:37:09 UTC from Choqok
            1. @omni Pretty much.

              Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:37:58 UTC from web
    2. @omni I honestly listen to virtually nothing under 12 minutes long each track nowadays

      Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:33:13 UTC from web
    3. @omni Simple solution: people write longer songs. I know it isn't always that simple but if you string 3 or 4 together and call it one I won't complain.

      Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:33:56 UTC from web
      1. @sparkstorm That kinda defeats the purpose of grindcore, if that's what you're talking about, because one of the main traits of the genre is the average short lenght of the songs

        Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:35:40 UTC from Choqok
        1. @omni I dont think I understand the point in writing a 20 second song, so I cant really empathise.

          Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:38:09 UTC from web
          1. @sparkstorm "Happy Birthday to You" takes less than 10 seconds to sing.

            Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:39:13 UTC from web
            1. @thelastgherkin But I would never pay money for it.

              Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:41:06 UTC from web
              1. @sparkstorm Yes, but you can convey an important message in even 10 seconds of music.

                Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:43:20 UTC from web
                1. @thelastgherkin Okay then, I'll rephrase it. I dont see that point in paying for a 20 second song.

                  Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:45:52 UTC from web
                  1. @sparkstorm And what if the complete album would be 20 minutes long and reasonably priced for that? :P

                    Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:48:34 UTC from Choqok
                    1. @omni I still probably wouldn't buy it, for me 20 seconds isnt long enough to really appreciate an individual song. As gherkin pointed out, you can get a message across, but it lacks the feeling of experience.

                      Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:51:54 UTC from web
                      1. @sparkstorm Hmmm, I personally can appreciate songs of all lenghts, but to each their own I guess.

                        Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:56:14 UTC from Choqok
                        1. @omni indeed friend, indeed. /)*(\

                          Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:58:29 UTC from web
                    2. @omni They should just release via bandcamp with a minimum price set and let people pay what they want above that threshhold. I've happily paid $3-4 dollars for extremely short albums on there. (I bought an album approximately 6 and a half minutes long last time)

                      Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:57:48 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                      1. @ceruleanspark I suppose they should. Well, any band should, Bandcamp is a great portal for buying music, both for the artist and customer.

                        Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:58:47 UTC from Choqok
    4. @thatonepony I'm saying that buying music from online platforms like iTunes and such it's stupid. Buying CDs and stuff? Sure, it's a good choice. But those online things are reaaally lame.

      Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:39:38 UTC from web
      1. @nerthos iTunes is a terrible place to buy music anyway. I generally buy CDs and, when possible, from the actual label/artist directly as well

        Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:43:50 UTC from Choqok
        1. @omni See? We think similarly in regards to this. No point in taking anyhing as an attack xD

          Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:44:57 UTC from web
          1. @nerthos Even though our personalities are quite different, we do seem to share a lot of opinions, yes. And I'm sorry, my earlier reply was truly stupid and I could've easily known that wasn't what you meant

            Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:46:31 UTC from Choqok
            1. @omni No need to apologize. I know very well you mean no offense.

              Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:47:30 UTC from web
              1. @nerthos Here, take this: (clicking "Men Machine Souls" should give you 3... something-Industrial-like albums in this style: May or may not be something for you, I just like sharing music, especially when I can do so legally.

                Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:53:33 UTC from Choqok
                1. @omni Not really my style, but It's still nice. Thanks.

                  Wednesday, 23-May-12 08:55:27 UTC from web