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according to an article on bbc news.
I disagree. your thoughts?
still get excited at discovering something new and brilliant, no matter how you discover it. Surely. Can't you?
teenagers you see at gigs with fully sleeved arms. Most people build their tattoos up over the years. I think this is referring to people with full i-pods of stuff they're never likely to listen to and only have because it was grabbable.
Have we become a grabby culture ?
For people with so much music at their disposable some of you watch far too much television by the sound of it.
exactly like that. Something to do with his uni network means he can download from anyone on the network ultra quick. He brags about having 30 days of music. He wont listen to 5% of it. He just thinks he's cool, he's a twat.
quite true to me, at least for a lot of people.
' "The accessibility of music has meant that it is taken for granted and does not require a deep emotional commitment once associated with music appreciation," said Dr Adrian North, who led the study.
The findings could explain the popularity of TV talent shows such as X-Factor and Fame Academy '
Oh ok. So Fame Academy allows us to make a deep emotional commitment with music that we can't get from downloading an Arcade Fire song. Twits.
about you, but I still hug my Alex Parks dolls and kiss her poster before I got to sleep at night. Arcade Schmire.
that made me think twice about what to put on your mixtape :D
to 'The Best of Reality TV' album.
*prays for songs by that dustman guy off of X Factor...*
almost sounds like we should just keep music exclusive, perhaps they suggest that people should only listen to one track or month or something so they genuinely appreciate it.
Surely access to music becoming more widespread and readily avaliable can only be a good thing? And I'm sure people feel just as passionate about music as they always have done, look at us for example!
i think he's talking about people who are more collecting that enjoying.
I remember in the early 90s when people tried to have the most computer game but were hardly playing with them...
GAHHH it's SO INCREDIBLY WRONG. that makes me fucking angry.
Pretty much all music I listen to comes through download first. I'm not fucking apathetic about music.
That's just an annoying sweeping statement. There's always been people apathetic about music and there always will be. It's just a more up to date version of 50 pound man.
some truth in it.
I've said this before. When I used to have to get the bus all the way into town to get the latest album that I was excited about without being able to preview it by downloading - i think that effort and anticipating makes it more special.
rather than downloading a couple of tracks illegally and not being grabbed by them then moving onto the next one.
I think there was more impetus to make an effort to like something back in the days when you had to get it from a shop.
I buy less bad albums after hearing one track on the radio though!
The bus ride to return the album is far less fun...
surely being able to 'sample' something leads to greater individual quality control? ie you're not going to spend anything up to Â£15 on an album on the say-so of the NME/DiS/Q/rocksound only to get it home and find it's cackerama?
Fair enough there's more anticipation - but then i still get the same sense waiting for my cds to arrive in their nice little jiffy bags from play.com...
I don't use any illegal software and the result is a fair amount of CDs which i don't listen to all that much. A large collection of music would just mean that people find their favourite bands and not lose money on the way surely?
I don';t like music, I originally came here to see if I could find friends. That's why I chose this forum. It has the highest likelihood of all the forums in the world of making friends.
In other news, why are you on the social board if you think making friends is bad?
bamos 1 : arse 0
and does non-music have the same relationship to music as antimatter does to matter?
He's got a point about non music fans, it may not be entirely accurate but still valid to a certain extent. I unfortunately know quite a few people with that sort of attitude.
agree. Since I got broadband I download so much music, yet a lot of it ive barely listened to. This is also the case with films and television programmes ive downloaded. I have 3 series of Aqua Teen Hunger Force to watch, yet im also meant to have a social life, eat, sleep and go to university at the same time?
But I think it means i discover things that I get stupidly excited about. But i also have loads and loads of meh on my ipod.
leave me alone, its early...
> I've been using soulseek for about 5 years almost daily.
> I download about 20+ albums on there a week plus I use indietorrents too.
> I buy everything that I like, and don't bother with what I don't like.
> I own a lot of cds.
> I love music more because of downloading.
> It makes no difference whether I hear something I want first by download or cd, I get equally excited about either and pay just as much attention to it.
> Paying for downloads is a waste of time, I will never do it, you don't find out about new music that way.
> When I download I never just grab a couple of tracks for tasters because I don't think you can judge a band just buy a few songs, I take whole albums and a lot of the time; their entire back-catalogues.
> P2P downloading is the best thing to happen to music, ever. FACT.
homesick, your harddrive must be huge!
is SO retarded. how exactly do you 'monitor' people's responses to music? did they have to jump around if they were excited?
how is "mass media has meant music has become much more accessible" an insightful breakthrough?
how does x-factor and fame academy allow people to appreciate live music?
what the whole thing basically amounts to is an old guy saying "young people suck, but i don't know why."
that your average (wo)man-in-the-street probably feels a connection with X-Factor for two reasons. Yes, to them it's live music (avergage gigs/"concerts" per year: zero), but it's the same thing as Big Brother. It's the whole curiosity/voyeurism/vicarious living level of intrigue.
We're the ones who go digging for the best and most interesting new stuff. (well, some of us) ... I'm sure there a lot of people out there who are just generally apathetic towards everything, and I'm not sure that downloading has much to do with that.
It's referring to the average chart-downloader, surely? Music obsessives (see DiS) are the exception!
I was more repying to the various responses than the article.
Everyone got all defensive, but it seems to be supporting the likes of DiSers!
i think it's pretty spot on actually. people are liking music less because they like the actual music and more because people like tom from myspace and louis walsh and conor mcnicholas tell them to like it.
music is so easily accessible these days what with online ordering and ebay catering for those hard-to-find classics that it must be harder for most to work up any enthusiasm for something that comes so easily.