An error occurred while saving the commentBill Bergovoy commented
i understand the points of those that would argue that the artists should be paid.... clearly, anyone who works or creates should get paid...the question I have is, HOW MUCH. When the artist created the songs, (in this case), the anticipated how much they would like to earn for this song and for how much over all for a specific lifestyle. They try to estimate a lot of things, like inflation, economic changes, how many children, how much it will cost to send them to college, etc.
They arrive at a number, they factor in competition factors, like they can't charge more per album then other performers, I mean, not twice as much or three times as much.. it has to be kinda inline..
They figure how many times the songs might be sold online and downloaded by the masses. they might even figure about how much might be stolen/pirated...
but, I am guessing, NONE OF THEM FIGURED THAT SOME DAY, SOMEONE MIGHT INVENT A GAMING CONSOLE ABD CREATE A GAME THAT PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO HEAR AND PLAY GAMES WITH.
All the costs / anticipated / real have been paid, and hopefully more then anticipated.
To keep charging 'current' rates for songs that are decades old or more is crazy.... the benefit for creating a good song is that people will keep buying it for year after year after year.