Before any one sues this blog for voicing a different opinion than the masses, please remember this:
"What goes up, has to come down..."
2011 has turned into 2012, and what is the biggest music news? The major record companies whining about that the sales are down for the Xth year running (put in a number depending what country/chart you are in/reading). I also want to stress that we are talking about physical products and not digital/streaming, since their sales are booming at the moment! And who gets the blame for this decrease? Off course the piracy and file sharing, but before I start this rant please have a long look at the picture above...
...does it look familiar? In fact it could even you are so young that you don't really know what link between a pencil and a C-cassette is (after the jump you can see who has incorporated the pic into their logo)! The above logo is for the anti-copyright infringement campaign run by the British Phonographic Industry in the '80s, they feared that "people being able to record music from the radio onto cassettes would cause a decline in record sales". Sounds familiar?
Well it is, very familiar in fact! If you just change some of the words in that statement you get this: "people being able to download music from the net onto storage devices would cause a decline in record sales". And THAT my friend is exactly what is being said today!
Not that I promote illigal downloading, but Im starting to get fed up with the record companies constant whining about the decline in the inflated sales of records form the late '90s early '00s. And that is where we are heading in part 2 of this series.
So what happened with the C-cassettes? Well something called the CD came and saved the day...
Since this is a music blog I've dug deep to find a single cassette to share with you. The Bow Wow Wow's "C30, C60, C90 Go" has an interesting story behind it, EMI wouldn't promote it since they meant that it was promoting Home Taping...
bow wow wow "c30, c60, c90 go"