I can’t help but think about the children who are growing up in this “Easy and Excessive Accessibility” world. That feeling of having to search or dig for something you wanted, that feeling of anticipation while saving money for that album you want real bad is gone. How about the props you got for being one of the first people to purchase a record or see a movie or video. Those days are gone and will never be back.

I was reading an article recently about the heavy decrease in record sales. They said how in 2000 some N Sync record sold 2.4 million copies in its first week; now Justin Timberlake can’t sell 600,000 in the first week. They even go on to say how Jay-Z, G.A.M.E and Eminem won’t sell close to what they did last album and we know they sold some records. I’m thinking if me, or any “Underground” artist sold even 20,000 copies in one week we’d be happy like Chad Hurley and Steve Chen after meeting with google. The reality is what affects the major artist’s also effects independent artists. We too can be sure to see a decrease in record sales. Some of us may even sell more than our last album but just think how much more we could have sold had it not been for “Easy and Excessive Accessibility.”

For me it is not about record sales, or how easy it is to find and get something for free as a result of technology, it is about the state of the world we live in and the conditioning of people as a result of “Easy and Excessive Accessibility”. For me it’s about value and appreciation, it’s about knowing how to work for something and not take it for granted. It’s about knowing how (some) artists work hard for what they create and how you can make a difference with how you “Experience.” music and art.