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Petition for High Definition Music Downloads.

Hi, 

I hope this isn’t again the House Rules, but I've decided to create a petition to try and get Record Labels attention as to the demand for High Definition Music downloads

http://www.change.org/petition...ion-music-downloads#

The reason why I’m doing this is because I’m really annoyed there is nowhere to download mainstream music in high definition. There are a few sites with classical music on or obscure music, but this is not what the majority of people want to listen to, and it’s not the music that I want to listen to either.

Forget arguments that the majority of people are happy with MP3 music for the minute. I genuinely think if the option was there for people, they would use it. I also think that this a classic example of how Record Labels are completely out of touch and don’t have any vision, just look at how slow they have been to make legal digital music downloads available.

I believe that this is a perfect opportunity for Record Labels to get with the times, by giving people what they want (albeit small market at the moment) and for them to make some money along the way (which isn’t a bad thing).

The whole point in the petition is to demand better, not just offering downloads, for downloads sake. 16Bit downloads offers no benefit over what is already available. Someone could just buy the CD, rip it, and then bin it

If you agree, please sign my petition. Thanks

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Fine by me!

sounds like a good cause :-)

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Cheers! Though it isnt

Cheers!

Though it isnt getting that much of a response. I've posted on the naim forum too. As I've said there, I do honestly thing that if it got the backing of a major magazine, e.g What Hifi and specialist retailers etc, then the whole issue would get more attention

I cant believe that the industry is just stagnating and in terms of the quality of downloads has managed to go backwards. Its been 30 years since cd was introduced, we deserve better.

If people make some noise, we might get change.

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Link doesn't work

went to sign it today and the link is down...

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Try this

Try this link

http://www.change.org/petitions/record-labels-release-high-definition-music-downloads

Also the grammar has now been corrected, Labels not Lables! 

 

If anyone is interested, I've decided to start a facebook group as a focus point.

I've also posted in more detail the though behind the petition and why its important.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/463034807076103/

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Signed!

for a good cause.

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Supply and demand.  No

Supply and demand.  No demand.  No HD. Unless you are one that thinks the government should force the music corporations into providing it.  I would put up two petitions.  One like you have and another to request the government to force the corporations into providing it.

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I dont think forcing

I dont think forcing companies to provide it, is very help full. They are endangering anyone by not releasing the material.

I think its better, to try and get the record companies and sellers, to realise that this is an untapped, potential market that they are ignoring and that it has the potential to grow significantly.

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UPDATE: After listening to

UPDATE:

After listening to the peoples comments on various forums the petition title has been changed to:

“Stop the loudness wars and release High Definition Music Downloads”

Petition Link: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-loudness-wars-and-release-high-definition-music-downloads

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/463034807076103/

I had emailed all those who signed the petition for comment before doing so.

Please note that while many would like to see a fundamental change within the industry so that no record is heavily compressed, this is not realistic as no doubt the record labels / retailers would argue that many people prefer the music “louder” (Even though we may fundamentally disagree).

Instead the petition focus would be for record labels and retailers to offer uncompressed downloads alongside the “mainstream offering” in the download market in both 16 Bit & 24 Bit format. It’s not realistic to expect an uncompressed CD to be brought to market alongside the “normal” version.

My personal opinion is that if a new product market is created the focus should be on 24 Bit downloads and advertised as “the best”, as even modestly priced equipment is able to playback 24 Bit files and it’s also important for the industry to move forward.

If you agree and haven’t already done so, please sign the petition and ask your friends to do so too.

If change is ever going to happen then we need people’s participation. Thanks

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Why not petition

The music companies?

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I have been asked by a few

I have been asked by a few people what my objective is with the petition and what I’m I going to do with it, for clarification my broad intentions are below. Bear in mind, it’s still very early days, which is why I intent to use the facebook group as a place to take on board peoples suggestions and advice.

Objective:To raise the issue of compression and availability of high quality downloads with major record labels and online retailers

When: Once I / others (facebook group) believe that the petition has reached its peak, or has reached a number that I believe would warrant notice, ideally between 2000 – 3000 people.

How: By letter to each of the major record labels and online retailers. The letter would bring to their attention the petition and ask them to take into consideration our views and ask them for comments (future plans etc).

I plan on using the facebook group to communicate draft versions of any final letter, to accompany the petition letter for people to comment on and who to write to. I will them email all those who signed the petition before it gets sent for comment.

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All - The petition letter has

All - The petition letter has now been revised. Let me know what you think, ideally through the facebook group. Please try not to burn me at the stake if there are grammar errors! Thanks

[url]http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-loudness-wars-and-release-high-definition-music-downloads[/url]

P.S – 858 signatures now – carry on spreading the word. If you haven’t already signed, please do so.

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