Boyce on a theifing computer that killing the industry
If I wore a hat, I would take it off to the legitimate cds music stores in Barbados who continue to survive year after year despite the over whelming odds.
Notice I said the legitimate ones, not the theifing pirates that rip off our entertainment industry.
Am talking about PowerStation Cave Shepherd, Number One Record Shop and A & B Music, those are the legal Barbadian stores that continue to support our industry.
See this thing you are on now, the internet?
Well it has made a significant change in the way music can now be acquired by collectors. Music is now absolutely free and especially to the young demographic, purchasing music is no longer in their spending patterns.
In the 90’s when Madd operated a music store in Bridgetown called “Rue Rue”, it was the usual practice that every Saturday morning we had teenagers who would faithfully come and buy cds to their favorite artistes. Beres Hammond, Garnet Silk, Boyz to Men and Krosfyah sold like hot sugar cakes.
There were no cd burners in computers facilitating pirate activity and nothing called ADSL, so if you wanted music on cd you had to get it from a store.
Now the young people of today just stay home punch the name of their favorite song into the computer download it into their mp3 collection and enjoy it on their ipods and phones with out paying a cent. Damn wunnah internet people then, you should be shame!
There are teenagers out there who don’t know what a music shop looks like furtherless why you would take $50 to buy a cd
So that’s why we should take your hat off and admire the following; John Edwards of Power Station, Valerie Greaves of Number One Record Shop and Norman Barrow of A& B Music, for continuing to survive against overwhelming technological theifing odds and continual support of the music industry.
If you are not going to take your hat off, at least cut your hair…
Boyce is leaving the “theifing music” computer
Theifing blank cd