2 posts • joined 16 Aug 2010
same pricing across europe/ i-tunes etc
Items are NOT the same price across Europe but they should be. Of course shipping needs to be taken into account and then there is availability in some countries but not in others. The rights issues in the music industry are not the issue. If I am anywhere outside of the UK and buy a physical CD from a retailer who will supply (i.e. not Amazon) then the rights are accounted in the UK. I can't buy a digital album the same way - why not? There are 7 countries in the EU where it is nigh on impossible to buy a legal download. If I can understand English and have a credit card why can't i buy digitally from i-Tunes UK? All that happens is that people are driven to piracy
VPL and artist royalties
VPL don't pass royalties on to artists. They pass them on to the record company which IS the same if you self -release but not if you are signed to practically any label large or small. The costs of video production are recouped from these incoming royalties before artists see any money which results in 99% of artists never seeing a penny.
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