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aliasmaximus
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aliasmaximus
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10/21/2023 12:54 pm
#1 Originally Posted by: TheGitard

Seems like every new song is a Stones song.  This is going to piss some people off but enough of the Stones already.  We lost 100 songs and replaced it with 96 Tears.


 


Rant over... carry on

If it's any consolation to you, TrueFire, an internet guitar learning site much larger than Guitar Tricks in terms of coursework currently has a total of 472 song tutorials.  I spoke with their support staff and was informed that they never drop songs. However, once you weed out the songs written and performed by their own instructors, silly campfire songs, and tutorials without music or tabs to play from, they only have around 250 professional song tutorials (and not a single Stones song!). However, it's taken them 16 years to accumulate that many songs. GT currently has over 800 song tutorials and their all top notch.


GT staff wants to keep adding new songs but they are apparently not willing to increase (and may even have cut) their budget for copyright leasing of music. Consequently, they predictably drop songs as new ones come on board. The ~100 song dump was probably due to the fact that the number of memberships likely dropped precipitously following termination of the pandemic lockdown, just as that number swelled following the initiation of the lockdown in early 2020. So, revenues are likely down.


Sascha


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