Sunday, October 30, 2011

Media Asset Creating Week 1 Blog post 4: Random Thoughts on Sunday Night

I’m sitting at my dining room table thinking about the information on Copyright that we “read” this week.  I often listen to music while I am doing my homework, which in this case is my “Lincoln Park” channel on Pandora Radio.

When was the last time I actually bought a new CD?  When I went to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra a few years ago.  Before that, I get media for Christmas, usually a box set from one of my favorite bands.

My 17-year-old son could not tell me the last time he bought music.  My 22-year-old daughter buys music all of the time. 

My point is this, the world continues to get smaller with the use of technology and entertainment is part of this.  I can go to almost any corner and purchase bootleg movies.  Some of them are pretty good quality.  Why would I pay $10.00 to $12.00 a ticket to see a movie once when I can own it for $5.00?  Why purchase a CD when I can get free music from Pandora radio? 

I like killing Zombies with my son on Call of Duty and I enjoy “Walking Dead” on A&E.  I wanted to name my daughter Claudia and my son Lestat.  I did not.  (Any one know who they are?) 


  1. I still buy music, but not on physical media. I buy mostly from, but occasionally also from iTunes now that they've removed the DRM from their music.

    I buy because I spent quite a bit of time stealing music when I was younger, and now that I have the disposable income I feel a sense of moral obligation and a need for balance. That, and I don't listen to too many mainstream artists, so some small part of me hopes that the little indie groups will get at least a little cash from my purchase and keep doing what they do. Or, if not cash, then maybe just the ability to see download metrics that show that they are popular and that their music touches people.

    Having said that, I have blog posts going back to 1998 (literally!) expressing my frustration with being able to legally obtain usable digital music. The likes of Amazon and iTunes have mostly sorted this out, but there are still the occasional hold-outs where the record label is too short-sighted to allow digital download.

    And don't get me started on how dumb the entire audiobook industry is. I want to throw entire paychecks at them, but they still have their heads in the sand.

  2. Ummm.... I'd say, especially for the media industry, nothing lasts forever and one must change with the times. :-)