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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato On The State Of The Music Industry


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If you didn’t heed the recent recommendation to keep an eye on Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe‘s Twitter; you likely missed out on a lot of metal musicians discussing illegal downloading and the current state of the music industry.

Today (September 21st) saw The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Greg Puciato join the fray via his Twitter.

Speaking on his idea for a possible solution to the problems the industry faces, Puciato presented the following idea to Blythe:

“I am starting to be of the mindset that every single physical thing released should be limited, like the art world, whether it be digipacks, vinyls, box sets, whatever. There’s inherent value in limited supply. Digital can go on forever, but tangible things..why not limit everything, ya know? That way there is value right away, and people who care the most get the physical stuff. if a new Radiohead album came out, and there were 25 vinyls, and that’s IT, and they sold them for $1000 each, they’d all sell. and they’d immediately be worth five times that much.”

While such an idea would likely lead to an inevitable grey market where the label is cut out of the profits immediately, the idea itself is not without merits. Could this be where the industry is heading? Thoughts?

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