Now hear this: I FUCKING HATE THE RIAA

FUCK THE RIAA
For shutting down my favorite tab site. I will never pay for another RIAA-supported artist for as long as I live (and as much as I can help it). I just don’t see how pissing on your customers is the way to build relationships (unless you’re going after the most-reviled organization in the world award, in which case, having customers is actually orthogonally opposite to your goals).

Someone, please point me to anti-RIAA resources for finding music and tabs.

This is such bullshit. At least some folks are working on finding a cure for the commons RIAA plague.

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Author: Chris Messina

Product guy, friend to startups, inventor of the hashtag, proponent of bots and conversational apps; Xoogler and X Uber.

23 thoughts on “Now hear this: I FUCKING HATE THE RIAA”

  1. ARGH! I cannot believe this. RIAA doesnt even stand for musicians anymore. How does this help anyone? Did anyone seriously buy tablature? No. They bought sheet music, and only rarely. Sign me up for the mob and hand me a pitchfork!

  2. heh, who has a hitman lets go have some fun with the RIAA 😀 …. and someone should make those shirts, i would buy one!

  3. If you knew spanish SGAE, you would also hate them. I just can’t understand all this movements against buyers. It’s like buying a DVD, I have to watch and see a lot of ads against piracy, if I download it, I get none. So who’s being punished? The actual buyer.

  4. Hear, hear. I’d buy it too.

    “RIAA doesnt even stand for musicians anymore.

    Frankly, I don’t think they ever did.

  5. Sorry mate, they got their nose in everything, and it’s not just them. some of the artist themselves are in full support of the RIAA, artist and record companies alike vie for every last penny they can get their hands on.

  6. * http://www.legaltorrents.com/index.htm one quick vist, leaves you with a few 10s of gigs of quality music, ranging from weird to beautifull
    * http://magnatune.com/ search *and* find
    * http://www.thinner.cc/main.php if you are into (underground) electronics, youve gotta love this
    * http://deepmix.ru/disk/ if you love deehouse, you will be amazed by those russians
    * http://fleep.com/ every deephouse and minimal lover should know this one.
    * http://vocode.com/electro_showcase.shtml brings you the best (nu yorkian, undahground) electro on a monthly basis.
    * http://www.hermann-uwe.de/podcast Herman selects the finest Creative Commons stuff for you. Great to find new stuff.

    and not least but last(fm) join http://www.last.fm/group/Creative+Commons we (i) started to build a list and database of cool Creative Commons stuff there.

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  8. it’s like I’ve been saying from the beginning, their a bunch of money grubbing sob’s that want the net for themselves because the people on their are making more money then they are , and finding out music is free on the net is a sin to them and they don’t like it when music is free, so they got the big boys out for our heads because our government are like the riaa don’t want anything free any more!!!!!!

  9. Apparently, it was not the RIAA who shut down MXtabs and the like. It was the just as nasty MPA… I still can’t find too much about MXTabs response, but I hear that they are coming back sometime. I’ll post some links later after I settle in at home.

  10. RIAA doesnt even stand for musicians anymore

    RIAA: Recording Industry Association of America
    MPA: Music Publishers’ Association

    In this case the MPA is the bad guys and RIAA doesn’t have antything to do with it.

  11. FUUUUUUCK! how is this doing anybody any good at all. do they realisticly think im gonna drop $30 on a song book for the little flourish after the chorus!

    christ you know it aint easy, you know hard it can be……….

  12. OMFG i hate the RIAA as much as i hate bush !!! why did bush have to close mxtabs now i have to use ultimate-guitar which doesnt have n e thin……
    DOWN WITH BUSH!!!!

  13. We say the say about the riaa they should of not even done that but they should at least left the site running with all the uncopyrighted original music and covers by bands that weren’t even under the light yet, there wasn’t one law broken there.

  14. Okay guys, I hate this too.
    But does t does it occur to anyone that since
    we’re so upset that we DO see great
    value in those tabs? If that is so
    why are we so loathe to pay for it?

    Is it because we’re like a bunch of
    spoiled bratty kids, who’ve gotten a lot
    of free toys and now who don’t want to
    grow up… cause that’s what it sounds like.

    And who say’s they can charge $30 for
    a songbook. The market (us) will deterimine
    what they can get, which could be no more than
    a buck per song sheet.

    While I think they have a right to protect
    products they decide to sell, I do agree that
    anything they DON’T offer for sale should be
    free game–if an interpretive work.

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