...The One-Minute Pundit
Monday, April 25, 2011
A professor wants us to "rethink music", because:
Global sales of recorded music fell another nine percent last year, according to the IFPI (International Federation of the Recording Industry). Various estimates put the drop in annual sales over the last decade at somewhere between 60 and 70 percent, and IFPI estimates that 19 of every 20 tracks downloaded is pirated.
Fewer new artists are breaking through, too. Sales by debut artists in the global top 50 album chart in 2010 were just one quarter of the level they achieved in 2003. [PRAAAAAAAAAISE GOD!] Those that do succeed are frequently lamented for a perceived lack of talent.
Setting aside it may often be more than merely perceived, our professor shares with us this deadly factoid:
Copyrighted material is now the largest export of the United States.
While God's Servants would undoubtedly disagree, think of it -- aside from dubious financial instruments, our biggest export is now JUNK MOVIES, TV AND NOISE!