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  1.  (1147.1)
    $3,002,150.00

    Holy crap. Admittedly, most here probably wouldn't be interested in half of it but still... that must have been hard to let go.
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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2008
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    That's pretty good value, less than a dollar per album - that's like less than 50p each.

    I love that there's a notice under the winning bid that says: "$10 back with a new eBay MasterCard". I'm sure the winning bidder will be sorry he missed out on that saving.
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      CommentAuthorDstinct
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2008
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    Interesting enough the winner is no longer a registered user. Gotta love the f**ks who screw up the auctions on ya.

    j
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    yeah, i'm confused about the winner too, says he's only made 5 other purchases?

    i could understand if some company or some organisation made an account specificlly to snap this up but it doesn't look like it's that way...

    is a shame the guy sold it for 47 million less then it's worth!
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    This sounds completely insane, but for some reason I have this urge to buy it and just burn it all. Just walk up and down the aisles with a gasoline can and a tape and let it all burn. Then walk out and say "No one can own music. Music is was meant to be free. Go make something new."

    Of course I don't have 3 million. Mainly because I have insane notions like that.
  4.  (1147.6)
    Then walk out and say "No one can own music. Music is was meant to be free. Go make something new."

    Come back and tell us that when you cut your first album... ;)
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      CommentAuthororwellseyes
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2008 edited
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    Heh. You ever hear Metal Machine Music? Anything I'd make would sound like that...backwards. And on fire.

    Not to veer off completely, but in the not too distant future people are going to look at music as a thing you buy and put on your shelf as an aberration of the 20th century. The notion that a record is like a loaf of bread, a commodity, will be seen as what it really was, a commercial vehicle for record companies that rarely benefited artists at all, and never to anything remotely approaching a fair extent.

    Every creator should be fairly compensated for what they make, but the recording industry has generally been a racket that's taken more away from artists than it's ever given them.

    Technology is changing that so rapidly that it borders on the ridiculous. I look at some of the old Jazz albums I have and think about how many of those guys died in poverty, not even owning the rights to their own music. Once they're digital, they're freed.

    Sorry if that sound pie in the sky.
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    Sorry if that sound pie in the sky.


    No it doesn't. In fact I agree with you. You're last statement was that music is meant to be free, not that artists should receive renumeration without the record companies making the big bucks. A fair price is good for all.
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    Burn the record collection? You could do something even more stupid and burn a million pounds like the KLF.

    There's stuff in that collection that will probably never see an digital release. Probably stuff in there that's not even on mp3 anywhere. That's a damn nice collection. I wonder what happened to the guy to make him sell it.
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    I'm in the process of selling my cd collection on ebay and it actually contains Metal Machine Music!
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    The word free is a tricky one. Making works free doesn't mean that those who create them should live in poverty. Making the works freely available, removing impediments to sharing them and making a more direct connection between the creator and the audience, that's freedom.
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    Tis true.
    • CommentAuthorWilf
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    I wonder what happened to the guy to make him sell it.


    It tells you in the seller's Q and A bit - "advancing age, diabetes, a stroke and severe vision problems have forced him to part with his life's work" - I assume he feels he can't maintain it any more

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