[advocacy] Approaching artists to support Ogg Vorbis
crdic at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 25 09:31:57 PDT 2001
Daniel James wrote:
> Firstly, we'd need to explain the 'what's in it for me' element. I
> figure we should stress:
> 1. making a statement that you support artist freedom.
> 2. publicity amongst the internet music community.
> 3. making you look rather cool, technically
> 4. telling your CD buyers that you are on their side and don't want
> them criminalised by the recording industry just for downloading free
4. I don't know if you really want to mention that point out loud.
Recording artists essentially make their living off CD sales (as I
understand it, most concerts, except for the most popular performers,
are not terribly lucrative), so it seems like a difficult sell to ask
them to endorse free trading of music. It might be better to suggest
that they offer oggs in addition to, or instead of, mp3/wma for their
free giveaway tracks (those that have any).
I notice you don't mention superior audio quality, but then again, all
the artist-approved free downloads I've seen have been <=128k MP3/WMA,
so it doesn't seem that audio quality is anyone's primary consideration
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