30 Years of Music Sales. .. I thought vinyl made a huge comback but it was the gif restarting. 30 Years of Music Sales I thought vinyl made a huge comback but it was the gif restarting
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#30 - codyxvasco
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(02/21/2013) [-]
I thought vinyl made a huge comback but it was the gif restarting.
#176 to #30 - anon
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(02/21/2013) [-]
does this gif even loop
#258 to #30 - masterfluffydubs
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(02/21/2013) [-]
I said "Oh ********" out loud at the office, then realized the same thing. God damn it OP
#55 to #30 - talvash ONLINE
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(02/21/2013) [-]
and thats why the last frame of those gifs should be at least tripled
#186 to #30 - speshulist
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(02/21/2013) [-]
Vinyls are actually making a huge comeback.
#17 - brokentoaster
Reply +102
(02/20/2013) [-]
Its 2013
Graph stops at 2010
2013-2010=3
Half Life 3 confirmed
#31 to #17 - anon
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(02/21/2013) [-]
I can't wait for people to stop doing this.
#301 to #17 - dsgbiohazard
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(08/20/2013) [-]
Sorry, I love that you're being positive and just doing internet stuff. But I honestly don't know why that got thumbs. Maybe it's because people don't do ti anymore, so that fact you did it unexpectedly you got thumbs? That's all I can think of.

Have a nice day I guess.
#40 to #17 - bothemastaofall ONLINE
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(02/21/2013) [-]
stfu
#19 to #17 - anonymoose
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(02/20/2013) [-]
Really? Is this still happening?
#269 to #19 - davvi
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(02/21/2013) [-]
#21 to #19 - anon
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(02/20/2013) [-]
I sure hope half life 3 is happening.
#60 - derpderpurface
Reply +69
(02/21/2013) [-]
vinyl grew a little bit in the last couple years, this is why
#61 to #60 - tocoolforyouinajar
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(02/21/2013) [-]
I always thought vinyl was cool because of its retro feel, ascetically, although people who buy it to try and be "cool" are idiots. Pic semi-related
I always thought vinyl was cool because of its retro feel, ascetically, although people who buy it to try and be "cool" are idiots. Pic semi-related
#63 to #60 - pulluspardus
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(02/21/2013) [-]
by today there is no point of buying vinyl since most soundcard play better and fresher sounds than there is on a vinyl and also that most music go uncompressed
#64 to #60 - malacyman
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(02/21/2013) [-]
a lot of bands release special packs that come with signed vinals
#66 to #60 - anon
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(02/21/2013) [-]
unretarded people buy it because it sounds nice and you have to pay attention to it unlike digital, where you can forget your even listening to music
#74 to #60 - fantomen
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(02/21/2013) [-]
Real music purists tend to like vinyl more, because the sound is usually more pure and not ruined by the loudness war.

That being said, it's a ******* hassle to keep working and dustfree, and a good soundsystem costs the GDP of Belgium.
#151 to #60 - elmusicojmk
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(02/21/2013) [-]
I prefer vinyl because I often associate it with better sounding music (production-wise) and I love to have that big album art. Since when did vinyl get associated with some hipster trend?
#9 - ganjalf
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(02/20/2013) [-]
>Internet
>Music sales
#34 to #9 - chuckbillrow
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(02/21/2013) [-]
its to bad there is now way to get accurate data on how much music is pirated in a year... that would really put it in perspective
#28 to #9 - retrochris
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(02/21/2013) [-]
#134 to #28 - redorbit
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(02/21/2013) [-]
it took me seconds to get this reference.
it took me seconds to get this reference.
#43 - DiAnonLord
Reply +50
(02/21/2013) [-]
i love how the internet is "killing the music industry"
i love how the internet is "killing the music industry"
#103 to #43 - pwoneill
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(02/21/2013) [-]
Ahem...

As the popularity of piracy grows the music industry generates less and less revenue, Over time it will make chasing a dream of the life of a rockstar non existent. WIthout any motivation to pursue a bright future and a career in music, people will cease to be artists, they will get real jobs and music will become a casual hobby. the best music that hasn't been written yet, wont be if the people with the most talent do not try, out of lack of will power or seeing it as a lucrative option for their life
#166 to #103 - iamflowseidon
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(02/21/2013) [-]
This is far from true. The internet has actually ensured that many, many more artists are able to get their music heard by a large audience (anyone with a computer) and allows them to pursue their dream of being musicians through alternate avenues than getting record deals. Recently Macklemore came through to play Red Rocks. There's a rapper who refused to use record companies to make and distribute his music, and is now playing in front of tens of thousands of screaming kids. If it weren't for most of his early music being free, I probably never would have listened to him, and thousands of people would never have heard of him. The rockstar dream is alive and well my friend
#168 to #166 - pwoneill
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(02/21/2013) [-]
while this aspect is true the the thing i said is still true.....


the benefits of the internet on music are great but, music piracy is growing at such a rate projections of music sales profits vs. losses to piracy show that music as is now will be unsustainable
#169 to #168 - iamflowseidon
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(02/21/2013) [-]
That's true, the industry as it classically was will be unsustainable, so like anything else that becomes unsustainable it will have to change. But if anything this change could be good for artists. Assuming that a good artist is not in it for the money and just wants to make a comfortable living while making their music and playing it for thousands of fans, it seems like it makes this dream much more attainable to a much wider base of musicians
#177 to #169 - pwoneill
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(02/21/2013) [-]
only time will tell...all i know is, i buy albums because i support my artists work and wish to enjoy the product (yes all music is a product, nobody better start that ****) they have created, just as when I go into a local business lets say a produce market... I purchase produce from the farmer. I do not go into produce markets and eat all the grapes and walk out.
There is a mindset within internet culture that the people are entitled to all that exists. while any and all information and tools should be free to the masses, because profits from them are gratuitous and the product of avarice and does nothing but line the pockets of the wealthy and stifile the productivity of the future... music however is property of the creator it belongs to the musician individuals with artistic vision. I have a strong ethical belief in supporting artists, not just assuming they owe me their work.

TL, DR:

I would download a textbook
I would download an encyclopedia
I would download a wordprocesser
I would download a rendering software
I wouldn't download an album....

(also sound quality is 100000000x better on disc)
#289 to #177 - iamflowseidon
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(02/21/2013) [-]
The only problem with your philosophy is that musicians have other possible methods of generating revenue other than music sales. They play shows, they sell merch, they have alternate means. Do you realize the years of research, writing, and general hard work it takes to make an encyclopedia or textbook? To those people, its their jobs and their incomes. There's no textbook tour where they travel and read their textbooks out loud, for them to be able to continue what they do. Granted, I think they're overpriced, but people will not just make textbooks for the artistry, like musicians will, they will stop and pick a different career if their means of living are taken away
#56 to #43 - MOARkrabs
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(02/21/2013) [-]
This is a chart of music SALES.  It doesn't count the pirated music, because pirated music wasn't SOLD.  Think about the number of songs on cd you or your friends own, vs the amount of digital songs they own.  That internet portion should have completely eclipsed cd's, but they didn't.
This is a chart of music SALES. It doesn't count the pirated music, because pirated music wasn't SOLD. Think about the number of songs on cd you or your friends own, vs the amount of digital songs they own. That internet portion should have completely eclipsed cd's, but they didn't.
#75 to #56 - DiAnonLord
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(02/21/2013) [-]
i know, but sales continue nevertheless.
of course at smaller rate than before, but the industry not only still exists, but makes a proffit
#249 to #75 - MOARkrabs
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(02/21/2013) [-]
It's KILLING the music industry. It hasn't KILLED the music industry. There's no life/death switch on a huge business like this, and declining profit due to piracy is a gradual process
#57 to #56 - MOARkrabs
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(02/21/2013) [-]
In case you're too stupid to figure it out, the internet music didn't take over the chart because most internet music isn't accounted for, since it isn't bought
#27 - Mighty Pussy Fucka
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(02/21/2013) [-]
people BUY music ?
#214 to #27 - terowastaken
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(02/21/2013) [-]
I have a whole stack of CD's and limited edition stuff :D Worth every cent.
#259 to #27 - dummerbaztard
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(02/21/2013) [-]
Oh no!
How dare they support the bands they like!?
#276 to #259 - fukkendragonite
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(02/21/2013) [-]
bands dont make **** from people buying the music. They make their money on shows and merch mainly.

I buy CDs though, cos I like having something physical to represent my love for the music. But if a band is gonna make a song or album "digital download only", I'll pirate it just to spite the bastards. Put it on a CD you pricks.
#274 to #259 - Mighty Pussy Fucka
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(02/21/2013) [-]
You can give support to the band by going to their concerts, buying album only suports the record label
#209 to #27 - haunterbrony
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(02/21/2013) [-]
After christmas I bought CDs worth 100 €. No regrets.
#85 to #27 - anonymouzx
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(02/21/2013) [-]
I do. I even download whatever I can't find on itunes.
#90 - sweetmike
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(02/21/2013) [-]
They can take our cassettes and CD's!!!!! But they will never take our VINYL!!!!
#172 - Monopolus
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(02/21/2013) [-]
Vinyl is one determined ************.
Vinyl is one determined ************.
#67 - xxl
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(02/21/2013) [-]
wax cylinders never got their chance
#38 - illusiveman
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(02/21/2013) [-]
mfw i download everything for free
mfw i download everything for free
#69 to #38 - osirusrising
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(02/21/2013) [-]
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#147 to #69 - dtowngangsta
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(02/21/2013) [-]
People still use that?
People still use that?
#46 to #38 - josephkirk
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(02/21/2013) [-]
i "buy" my movies like i "buy" my music