POSTED BY JNUDDA (on downloading music, similar post by ECETIM)
The music industry is moving onto the internets, and the record labels will be left in the dust if they don’t change their business model…the last two NIN releases (Slip and Ghosts)…that that kind of distribution is the future of music…
M: It would be great to be in the situation that NIN and Radiohead are in–being independent and selling direct to the fans would be really interesting. We’re currently in a contract with WB, and that relationship essentially requires us to do it a more traditional way, which is fine for now. Some day, that contract will be over, and we’ll be looking into other options. At that time, we intend to explore all viable possibilities.
POSTED BY TACOSONTUESDAY
Re: Re-prioritizing – I think that there needs to be a better way of indicating what is quality music. The worse musicians or entertainers are geniusly marketed to the point that the general public spends $ regardless if the product is inferior. Anytime dollars are the measure of success or failure, greed inevitably lurks. We are fed images of lap of luxury existence & we realize -That dude does not need my 99 cents more than I do…
M: A little convoluted, but I think you’re making some good points. Here’s what I think: since “quality” of music is totally subjective (you could easily argue for and against it on anything from Wu Tang’s “36 Chambers” to Fugazi’s “Repeater”), it’s all about “what do I like?” Look, sometimes someone in the ‘burbs wishes they was in da club dazzlin da bitchez wit they iced-out chain and buying da bar out so dey can take sum dime pieces back to da crib. But don’t hate on them because they’re making money. Instead, hate on them because their music doesn’t interest you, and their message is shallow and contrived. Besides, if they’re flashing money in their video, chances are they don’t really have any anyway.
POSTED BY THENEWLINKINPETE
Hey Mike, I find your comment on the downloading issue interesting and I quoted you to make some conversation on the MB and put my own opinions there: http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?t=9958&page=4 Also I´d like to ask if the famous quote “We support free music. Go ahead, download that shit!” (or smthng like that) is yours? Cause for example on youtube people seem to use that as a justification to put up your songs. Peace -Petri
M: I do support “free music.” For example: QWERTY (Live) was free. My FM mixtape was floating around, free. When Tim Fite or NIN gave away tracks, or Radiohead let you pay whatever you wanted, I thought, “that’s a great way to do it.” But if the artist says, “I want you to pay X amount for it,” then it’s a different story. The bottom line is: if you like the song and band, I would say you should buy it. If you don’t, your options are: DL it, or leave it alone.
Again, for a more in-depth look at this story, go here
POSTED BY HYBR1D_7H3ORY (on downloading music)
Mike, Those were some really great questions, and even better responses. I totally support your opinion on understanding what your money is going to, and thinking critically about how your actions affect other people…If you wanna talk further I opened a new thread… http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?p=455402#post455402
M: Great! Feel free to continue the conversation there, I’ll pitch in if i have something to say.
POSTED BY REZ (on water bottles v filtered)
Hi Mike. Thanks a million for responding to my comment regarding the bottle water issue. …I agree with you 100% that we have to do something. But we must act responsibly…We have to come up with solutions that will make our environment more sustainable for future generations, but at the same time we must work to improve social and economic conditions. Like I mentioned before, everything is connected to everything else…Thanks once again Mike and keep up the good work!
M: Agreed! It’s all connected…Wouldn’t it be great if those people you are concerned about got jobs producing energy-efficient eco-friendly products from recycled material? Both problems solved.
POSTED BY SQUISHY_HO (similar question by EAMER)
Do you think you could give out tips to people who just started painting? Cause it’s my case, i try stuff but i feel it doesn’t work out right. Could you give out “where to start” tips and like do’s and don’ts? Or a book recommendation, cause you seem good in that, too :p
thanks a lot =)
M: Great idea. I’ll put one together.
POSTED BY LOL2MELP
you know mike, you might keep in touch with your lp fans, but what about your fm fans?they didn’t disappear with fort minor.they’re still there, waiting for you.so if you do get the chance to swing by and say hello, it would be much appreciated.
M: In an effort to keep things more streamlined, I’m really spending most of my “posting time” here on mikeshinoda.com. I totally appreciate all the fans who are on FM.com, LP.com, FMM, LPU, etc., but I hope you guys don’t mind just coming here to get the direct word. Bouncing around everywhere to post takes up time that I could otherwise be spending on writing music or making a worthwhile post here.
Thanks for posting,