Does anyone remember a record with a red label that was a boot of Notorious BIG- Hypnotized on one side and the other side has a mix with a bunch of cuts that have been sampled?
Will CDs ever make a comeback?
Go to China, Korea or Taiwan, they love classical. My argument would be there's too much of the same songs. How many versions of Brahms or Dvorak's work does someone need? Unless you have Janos Starker or Heifetz, yes, they're not worth dough. Certain artists/groups/performances are big bucks though, it just sounds like you have none of them unfortunately. Classical dominates the upper ends of the popsike/cfrenzy range if you have the right things (4-5k records routinely).
Since you're in Europe (correct?) there has to be some worthwhile European pressings of stuff in there, particularly box sets on smaller European labels.
Dudes who worked those sections were on some extra nerd "WTF are you doing up in this space" type dudes......harder than the Jazz section cats.
O: How do you think the Internet and Napster will affect the way people use and listen to music?
KRS: Let me say, first and foremost, that you're talking to a biased person in that sense, because I'm all for Napster. I think that Napster is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Napster, to me, is liberation and freedom for artists. Yes, it directly goes against copyright laws. It is copyright infringement and it does, I think, dip into the sales of record companies. I think, in that sense, that it's a destructive force for corporate America. But, then again, that's what I stand for. Not to totally destroy corporate America, since I'm a product of it, but I think Napster puts capitalism in check, and that, to me, is a great service. If we're going to operate in a capitalist system, then let's uphold Napster, because that's the balance, where people can go and download albums or singles or whatever. To me, that's great. I think music should be free. I think all communication should be free. I think people should respect artists, and there should be a certain respect for artists who give their music away for free. If your music winds up on Napster and you approve of it, then the person downloading your music should at least go to your concert, should at least purchase your songs. Like, if they want a CD or cassette or the mastered copy of your album, they should go out and buy it, but you should not have to buy a song. You buy records, which present songs. But you shouldn't have to buy songs. Songs are things that you get around a campfire and listen to and enjoy. So, again, I think Napster is a step forward. I think it will affect music in this country, or the world, really, and force record companies to concentrate on their packaging more.
I bolded some of the things I thought were profound. I'm not sure how Napster and the rest off the free music system have changed the world tbh. ??