I've changed a lot in the last two years, and my priorities are a little more centered, I would say. So, I had to tell someone, and I am deeply truly sorry to have purchased the latest Modest Mouse album. I know, I went to RIAA radar and everything. But it just happened. And it was on sale, so they got maybe, what, a dollar at most from my purchase, but it is still vile, disgusting, and wrong. They've done more wrong to MY life in this country, affecting MY rights, to allow it to happen. Just look at this.
Anyway, I didn't know what to do, the artist didn't make it available anywhere online, except iTunes, which is wrong in its own way. And I didn't ask them to sign on with the major label they did, but the worst part: I listen differently now to what they say. It's like there is some filter over the music. It's RIAA music now, and quite different.
So, these things become more and more important to me, and many others, and I'm not as involved in advertisting as I was. In fact, I don't typically see ANY local ads through radio, tv, or newspaper in a day, and it is a surprise when I catch the random auto dealer ad on radio, or a local community paper or something. With this demographic that I'm in (25-30 male), I should be getting BOMBARDED. So, the only way for the big companies to reach out to a responsible twenty something these days is to take over a band, a brand, a store that I previously thought was "mine". Well, ok, but it might be the beginning of the end.