Originally Posted by Necris
To address the title of the article directly I really don't care if the bands I listen to disband, they don't mean that much to me as callous as that may seem.
I pay for the music I listen to willingly and will continue to do so and this girl can .... right off for being stupid enough to make an article with such a ridiculous headline. If someone in a band literally died their fans would care whether or not they paid to hear the music they were listening to as would many of the bands in their local scene.
"The metal scene will lose a lot of innovative, exciting and diverse bands and many fans will never get to see their fave bands live. What a boring, corporate, streamlined future to look forward to."
1. No . It will only lose those bands who "innovated" because they felt there was money to be made doing it, there are plenty of innovative bands who have existed for years and never made a cent.
2. You don't get to see your favorite band live? Big ....ing deal.
Consider for a second that music, to some, is absolutely everything. Its why they wake up, eat, and breathe. Every moment of existence is fueled on some level by the excitement of the next great album, the next great show. Now when that band never makes music again, there is a profound sadness, especially if it was short-lived and too soon.
Now imagine for a second, that to some, seeing there favorite band live is akin to getting the ultimate satisfaction out of life, a euphoric and unique experience that for just a few hours, allows them complete peace, unobtainable by any other means. Now imagine, if there are more of these people than you expect.
Also, I'd like to add that buying music isn't all that expensive. I bought Nightwish's "Imaginaerum", Cannibal Corpse's "Torture" and The Safety Fire's "Grind The Ocean", all for about $40.
I have payed rent, power, water, food, insurance, car payments, internet, and phone on $9.00hr and 32 hours a week, and still had money to spare to buy music. When most new CD's can be bought online, or even in stores for as little $10-$15 (for the majority) or a digital download for even less, stop being so goddamned lazy and show some appreciation, its not that much money. If your that poor, then get rid of your ....ing internet cause your wasting money on it.