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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Danny Tse, Feb 24, 2003.
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It's always "internet piracy" to blame for poor sales in these articles. ...never too high prices, poor quality music, the refusual of the companies to sell consumers music in the formats they want, the recession, or anything that makes sense. If the power in the music biz goes into even fewer hands, well, I don't see what good could come from it.
I'm sure some DVD-A haters would love to see a change in WB management...
Lee, can't you get past DVD-A vs. SACD? The concentration of power in fewer hands is likely worse for consumers. Neither SACD or DVD-A are headed to mainstream status anytime soon under any scenario anyway...
Oh, I forgot an obvious one...Peter Gabriel's record label is Real World which is owned by EMI. So I think EMI is doing fine. They could do more, but they may just be testing the waters before jumping in. Also, EMI owns Abbey Road Studios...
That's why we will see The Beatles in DVD Audio format. I can assure you this,IFWarner and EMI are joining forces... You will never see any SACD from EMI anymore!
EMI set the date for Pete's records - April 14th. I can't wait to hear So and the early stuff. http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...umber=16329590
The whole music industry in hurting. Warner and EMI are hurting a lot. They are cash strapped. The fact that Warner is 100% DVD-A and EMI means that if EMI gets a controlling interest and wants to do Hi-Rez, they will be more than happy to accept production costs like they did with Pink Floyd. This certainly will not benefit DVD-A. Warner acquiring a controlling share in EMI might be a whole different story. The condition of the industry as a whole impacts what hi-rez comes out or does not.
I think people need to look at the worldwide picture on EMI and their output. Several of their branches (Belgium, Italy, Germany) have released only SACD. In America, they release DVD-A with SACD coming (Pink Floyd and the Blue Note releases). So what would happen if EMI purchased Warner Music? You decide.
Michael, I just had to say it. Justin, say hay! I could care less what effect this has on the imaginary competition of two flailing, failing formats. What is important is an even smaller quartet of ogalopolists controlling music. How long till there's just one music company?? Que? Power corupts and absolute power does you know what. How long till Clear Channel, or something like it, is that one company, maybe? Lee, over-zealous doesn't even come close to describing you! SACD is going nowhere, same as DVD-A. SACD players and discs are stille hard to buy. There's nothing promising about that. Hey, I love SACD but I don't see it going beyond it's little splinter of market share anytime soon. I don't see any progress. Sony and Phillips have weak hardware suppourt, that speaks volumes. The recession plays into that, alot. Hi-rez music drifts along it's lazy stream because it's a profitable little niche for some desperate record companies. They're fast running out of profitable niches. Average folks are far too smart with their money to kiss it goodbye for pricey, audiophile software. They do know a chink of sanity, eh! So, I'm in tune with what that philosoph, Phil, said ... obviously! The music companies are increasingly desperate IMO.