Now that the windfall of customers changing from vinyl to CDs is over, record companies are looking for new ways to extract more money from records buyers in the form of copy protected CDs. I notice on the inside of the jewel case of a CD I have just bought at FNAC, I am advised that I can download usable copies of music I have already fucking paid for at www.musicfromemi.com.
I know this isn’t a new thing, but having paid NT$439 for N.E.R.D.'s album Fly or Die, I wonder how much more the record companies expect to squeeze out of me for the privilege of putting it on my computer ?
Or perhaps they expect me to carry my entire record collection between home and the office and purchase a CD player of their choice for each location I wish to play this CD ? IT actually fucking says, and I quote: “On some equipment, for example car CD players playback problems may be encountered” - WHAT ?
Anyway, I hope all record companies go bust tomorrow - especially EMI. Fuck you all very, very, much.
The useless piece of silver and red plastic sits on my desk, as I download the entire album from Kazza.
Which is perhaps what I should have done in the first place.