I was turned onto this site several months ago and am quite impressed with the selection and being able to encode the music to suit my needs/taste. The music costs per meg, and the average cd is $2.00
There is of course some question as to he legality of this. It is legal in Russia, but would not be legal here. Of course the internet makes this tricky, I guess, buying a song that is legal in one counrty and electronically transferring it to another. I have done a fair bit of reading and the consensus seems to be, to my none legal mind, that no-one really knows. But everyone has an opinion.
I used to buy cd's used from Ebay and in many respects this is very similar. In both cases the royalty has already been paid. None of the cost of the used cd from Ebay goes to the artist, and I doubt much of the cost of the download from Russia does either.
Anyway, just thought I would mention the site in case anyone is interested in checking it out.
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Thread: allofmp3 anyone?
2006-03-03, 18:15 #1
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2006-03-04, 00:27 #2
There has been numerous lengthy discussion about this site already, the longest was http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...light=allofmp3
2006-03-09, 03:33 #3
Even if this service is legal (and if what it claims is true it is).... I'm not sure it's moral for people in affluent western countries to pay so little that the artists will get little or no payment.
This is my personal view and not a judgement of others. Just an explanation of how I looked and the service and it made me feel uncomfortable."O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion."
2006-03-09, 07:09 #4
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- Jun 2005
I use it mainly to get an mp3 copy of the old stuff I already have on vinyl.. 400+ albums would take way too long to convert.
It's also great for being able to listen to albums before deciding to buy (or not) the CD.
2006-03-12, 09:51 #5
Originally Posted by fairyliquidizer
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A small artist would get the original signing amount and then nothing after that.
Last edited by avaloncourt; 2006-03-12 at 09:55.
2006-03-13, 12:23 #6Originally Posted by fairyliquidizer
IMO, this has nothing to do with 'the people' it has to do with the recording industry. The moral problem here is not in the listeners hands (how can listening to music be immoral?), its in the hands of the executives at these Big Media companies. -Many- artists loose money when releasing pressed CD albums through Big Media.
If you like an album on allofmp3 then send the artist a cheque or go to their concert... they'll make a lot more money than if you download the track off of iTunes (or even buy it in the store).
2006-06-06, 09:22 #7
2006-06-06, 10:23 #8Originally Posted by avaloncourt
As for allofmp3, if you're going to get music without compensating the artist that's your choice, and in my mind it's a moral one - they do the work so they're entitled to get paid. But even if you don't want to pay them why give money to some shady russian mob? Just get it for free from p2p. Personally, I buy lots of CDs & vinyl because I value the music and I've already seen too many fantastic small labels go bust.
2006-06-06, 10:45 #9Originally Posted by radish
Radio airplay doesn't pay artists at all: it only pays the publisher and the composer.
See http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2005/1...rant_abou.html for another artist's viewpoint.
Or this quote from another of his pages:
The other problem with the payola system is that it bankrupts the artist. Not always, but very often, these costs — hundreds of thousands of dollars — are recoupable against the artist’s share of the record royalties. If the song clicks and the record sells millions, then no one complains, as money eventually trickles into the artist’s account. But if other things happen — if the song gets plenty of play maybe everyone really likes it too, but no one buys the CD — then the artist will be unlikely to recoup those costs. So maybe the record company tries a second single, with more indie promotion expenses, which indeed may be the one… or it may simply put the poor artist even further in the hole.
2006-06-06, 11:08 #10
AllofMP3 are currently under another legal attack. The last few have failed, but this one seems more rubust this time (the others were more of a 'knee-jerk' type reaction from the US/UK record industries). They seem to have got the Russian government on side more this time.
I honestly dont think they will be around much longer, legal or not. If you plan to use them, spend your credit quickly.