I think this quote from Taylor McVay of Quilt says it all, "..unlike CDs, tapes cannot be copied onto iTunes, so the tape itself remains a valuable object, rather than just existing as a transfer of data." With tapes, each fan has to buy their own tape. One person can't buy the song or album and rip copies for all their friends. Plus, you have to buy the tapes at the show so the band has money in hand. I know that I've got to quite a few shows, heard a new band (usually the opening act), said to myself "I need to get their album" and then I never did. With tapes only available at the show, it almost becomes an impulse buy.Touch0Gray said:How is that cheaper for the "Budget minded" artist?
Pennies at the pwn3d shop. At least until Pawn Stars finds out they're cool this week.Touch0Gray said:and a decent tape deck?