Who’s more grasping than the music industry?

Super, Super Group!

Trick question! The answer is “NOBODY!” From Now the Music Industry Wants Guitarists to Stop Sharing in the New York Times:

The Internet put the music industry and many of its listeners at odds thanks to the popularity of services like Napster and Grokster. Now the industry is squaring off against a surprising new opponent: musicians.

In the last few months, trade groups representing music publishers have used the threat of copyright lawsuits to shut down guitar tablature sites, where users exchange tips on how to play songs like “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” “Highway to Hell” and thousands of others.

Because if we can stop people from PLAYING the music we can potentially kill every shred of interest in the music itself! Brilliant!! Now how’s the device that instantly electrocutes anyone who actually listens to music coming along?

The above photo, Superband by Mr Bultitude features:

  • Bill Bruford – drums
  • Paul McCartney – bass bk vocals
  • Jimi Hendrix – guitar bk vocals
  • Robert Plant -Lead Vocals
  • and pictures other Photoshopped supergroups!

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3 thoughts on “Who’s more grasping than the music industry?

  1. ripi$money says:

    This is just borderline insanity. I mean, why should artists be able to play songs when we aren’t? Sure, maybe they wrote the song in the first place, but the RIAA should be glad that people are showing interest in songs that their artists produced, so much so that they’re trying to play the songs for themselves. Honestly, if I heard a good performance of a song that came from an RIAA label, I might fire up iTunes and splurge a dollar to buy it. The best way to sell music is to expose people to it.

  2. farlane says:

    Note that they are only trying to stop GUITARISTS right now. I’m sure the RIAA is passionately committed to protecting the rights of oboeists, flautists and tambourinists.

    Wait, you’re right. Pretty much every musician I know has a staggering collection of lawfully purchased music. I think that the recording industry is probably several goose dinners past understanding the fable of the golden goose.

  3. farlane says:

    Hey, from my email this morning:
    Dylan says modern recordings ‘atrocious’: Bob Dylan says the quality of modern recordings is “atrocious,” and even the songs on his new album sounded much better in the studio than on disc. “I don’t know anybody who’s made a record that sounds decent in the past 20 years, really,” the 65-year-old rocker said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Dylan, who released eight studio albums in the past two decades, returns with his first recording in five years, “Modern Times,” next Tuesday. Noting the music industry’s complaints that illegal downloading means people are getting their music for free, he said, “Well, why not? It ain’t worth nothing anyway.”

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