The Real Threat of AI & Subscriptions

After hearing the cries of many all over the world time and time again about layoffs, not being able to sustain a profitable business it is my conclusion that in order to save the world and end poverty in the entertainment industry we have to keep artificial intelligence under control and eliminate subscription-based services.

Artificial intelligence has been very useful for many businesses as it has allowed them to downsize and let go of workers but in the backlash it has also caused the landscape to become more volatile, with less feeling, less emotion which then in turn leads to costumers that supported that business, leaving. This in turn puts that business in a more precarious position. As companies continue to embrace AI, they continue to shed workers, which leads to less people having jobs, and getting payed and unable to sustain themselves. 

In one breath within the last year we have seen many companies lay off workers due to their business becoming less profitable. The main reason that many of these business are in this predicament is due to AI taking over. Businesses have been aggressively shedding humans and replacing them with AI. Most companies do not even have a human available to talk to when you call their customer service. That is just sad and unacceptable.

As more and more costumers gravitate towards online shopping and purchases, many retailers have had to file for bankruptcy, due to no more foot traffic in their stores. The lack of human feeling is becoming an epidemic. Due to less interaction, humans have become more selfish, narcissistic and less concerned about the emotions of others. This callousness puts our world in great danger and on the brink of collapse. The new generation growing up are almost as robotic as the machines themselves and many lack the human ability to do anything our make any decisions without first consulting their devices. AI is promising to replace bus drivers and taxi drivers with full autonomy. AI is promising write scripts and even write songs. What next? While AI is very useful in moderation, we cannot allow it take over our universe. Imagine a world with no more stores, no humans, no interaction. Imagine not being able to purchase food at the supermarket, or purchase medicine at the pharmacy but only having the option of purchasing online. That would be a very sad world. Not having the ability to go out and purchase your food would be very sad and could lead to other problems as well, Like corruption in the supply chain, whereby food coming to you could be compromised if you are a celebrity or another high profile figure. If we allow AI to take over that is exactly the direction that we are heading.

In the essence of the entertainment industry we have the issue of subscription-based services ruining the music and film industry. Reading articles such as this one only reinforces that fact. We need to find a way to re-introduce physical media to customers. Music and film are art forms and artwork has value. We cannot stand by and allow one of the most important industries become devalued in such a manner. Everyone consumes music, movies and tv shows. There is no reason why the entertainment industry should be suffering.

We need to bring back value to the industry and the only way to do that is to get rid of streaming and subscription-based services and replace them with physical media and the ability to purchase. After CDs, iTunes has brought the ability to purchase music online to the Masses. This has been a great achievement and is to be commended. Apple also created iTunes LP to recreate the interactive experience of reading through liner notes that accompany our CDs. As of late all of this has taken a back seat in favor of streaming services. The entertainment industry has been pushing to eliminate ownership. Imagine not being able to purchase music anymore, whereby all the music you have can just be taken away from you like that. No thanks.

We must not take the ability to purchase music for granted. We must not take CDs for granted. We must take the iTunes Music Store for granted. We must not take the ability to purchase DVDs or purchase movies and tv shows from the iTunes Store. As both the tech and music industry has been pushing to eliminate ownership, we have to take a stand and ensure that our rights and abilities are not extinguished. We have to ensure that we, the customers who are the ones who hold the POWER, are not taken advantage of. The pioneer of information technology: Steve Jobs, always believed in ownership and had always fought against subscription-based platforms. While under his leadership, Apple provided the ability to purchase music, then movies and tv shows from the iTunes Store. Subscriptions never existed until several years after his passing. Under Tim Cook’s leadership, Apple still provides the option to own music, movies and tv shows via the iTunes Store and software via the App Store till this very day but with the recent introduction of Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro on iPad, that future is becoming uncertain (More on that later)…

On the topic of film, most studios block access to content when not in the US, using licensing as their excuse. This has been the case for several years, I have not seen anything being done about it. Most streaming platforms implement geo-blocking AI to prevent countries outside of the US from consuming the content. Some services go as far as to blacklist VPN users to ensure the content cannot be viewed. This harms the film industry more than it protects it and leads to more piracy. Every film that is geo-blocked can be obtained in Full HD on torrent websites. These files contain no DRM or restrictions and pirates can do whatever they want with the files obtained, including burning them to a DVD or BluRay. Do we remember the time when Sony released Switchfoot’s “Nothing Is Sound” album with AI in the form of DRM (Digital Rights Management) that prevented customers from copying the CD to their hard disk. Yea that did not pan out well. By trying to control everything and everyone, they instead lost control of everything and everyone, further reinforcing the fact that the customer is the one with all of the POWER.

On the topic of Dolby Atmos, I have seen many streaming services promoting Dolby Atmos as the future of audio that wont’t go away. I beg to differ on that front. The first roadblock for Dolby Atmos is its insane requirements like having a 7.1.2 speaker system in order to mix in this format. Speakers cost money, audio interfaces with that many outputs do not come cheap and are not easily accessible. On the computer side of things: more simultaneous channels streaming audio at the same time requires more CPU power and more storage. Where as we currently stream in stereo with 2 channels of audio per track in our projects, we would be streaming up to 4x that. After trying out Dolby Atmos for myself, I can confidently say that when it comes to music production, it does not really impress me and seems more like another money and power grab for the entertainment industry to exert more POWER against independent artists and producers, an aim to make it more difficult for them to create. In essence, the aim would be to get everyone in the music industry to start requiring all content to be delivered in Dolby Atmos. Independent producers and engineers (who do not work for the major labels) will feel that they need a lot more in order to compete. These are artificial obstacles that do not exist and will never exist. Regardless of who says what, I can confidently say that while Dolby Atmos is great in film production I do not see much importance for it in the music realm and that is my opinion.

Deception is not the way for any industry to get more money. The only way to do that is by putting an end to streaming and subscription-based services in this realm. We need to bring back physical media, bring back value to our art. Secure legal downloads and ensure that they do not go away in favor of streaming. We also need to put new legislative in-place to block websites that indulge in piracy and illegal downloads. While writing this article I was made aware of the several companies who are taking away our rights to ownership. This goes for music, film, and software. Adobe removed the option to own a perpetual license of Photoshop along with their entire suite of products. Avid has eliminated the option to own a perpetual license of Pro Tools and Avid’s other suite of products. Waves tried to do the same last month but because we the customers spoke up, They brought back the ability purchase perpetual licenses for their products. Now Apple has released Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro for iPad. While I am enthusiastic about these two world class pieces of software now being available on this platform, I am 100% against the fact that they are subscription only. Taking this into consideration, I fear that Apple may try to take away our ability to own a perpetual license for future versions of these software titles on the Mac. If that is the case then I’d have to seek alternatives. When a software developer creates and releases a piece of software that is final and the customer should always be provided with the option of purchasing a perpetual license for that software title. Just like hardware that software title has been released and is final. It is not an ongoing service, like utilities.

What’s next? Are companies going to try to turn Operating Systems in to subscriptions? Are we going to subscribe to use our computers and phones that we have already paid a lot of money for? I don’t think so. We might as well be living under a communist regime. If we do not take a stand we this is where everything is heading. When a company updates software with new features then they have all right to charge for the new version when they release it. In the essence of software, the option for perpetual licenses must never be taken away, otherwise the value of the product diminishes.

Whenever I see an artist release an album that I love, it has always been a fulfilling experience to purchase their CD and read the liner notes in the accompanied booklet while listening to their CD. Nothing in the digital realm can replace that feeling. Since the introduction of computer-based media, I still buy CDs and rip them in lossless format to my iTunes library, and sync them to my iPhone. So in this scenario we have the best of all worlds: the original physical medium from which the music is obtained and the convenience of having our music library available on our computer and phone. In the perspective of the artist, when customers sign up for streaming services the artist receives little to no money from streams, however when an album is purchased, revenue is generated. By purchasing the music on a physical medium we receive a physical piece of artwork, and the artist gets compensated for it. When we purchase the album on CD or from iTunes, we are supporting the artist who created this work of art.

AI is the reason why social media is almost extinct. Due to social media companies wanting total control over the information we consume, the implemented algorithms which decide what we can and cannot see. Hiding status updates from friends or people you follow and instead showing us information we do not have any interest in, labeling these supposed people as “influencers”. These “influencers” are then used like puppets, adhering to what the algorithm dictates, creating content that it will find favorable. This content is then sent to the top of your feed even regardless of your interest. That post of your friends wedding never makes it to your timeline. No-one sees that photo you posted 1 minute ago, regardless of your hashtags because the algorithm instead prioritizes a static post that was made 3 years ago.

In the essence of the retailer industry which includes stores that sell apparel, perfume, furniture etc. We are going to have to put legislation in place in order to secure physical businesses. As time goes on the more I see people becoming more and more segregated and reclusive, hiding out in their houses, buying items online, buying food online, working from home online. If we are going to put an end to poverty (that technology has help create) then we are going to have to put it back under control. We have to ensure that technology is working for us, not sabotaging our livelihoods. The only way we can do that on a massive front is by implementing new legislatives. For example many telecoms have replaced real customer services represent ivies with AI. Customers hate this, Nobody likes that, it benefits no-one and causes more frustration than anything else. Legislative could be put in place to ensure that companies are required to provide human-based customer service. This would ensure job security in that industry.

After reading this article I hope that collectively you can see the benefits and negatives can clearly be seen in regards to AI. This article in no way discounts the relevance of AI. AI has been, and continues to be very useful in our day-to-day lives but we cannot allow it to ruin our lives and our economy. We must remain in control of it and let it work for us, not the other way around. We can embrace certain elements of it but at the same time, maintain a level of distance from it. We have to take a stand and help create the future that we want to see.


God’s Clarity

Alexander Lindo releases the official music video for his song entitled “God’s Clarity” (A Prayer to God). The world needs love, peace and unity. This is a universal call for the world to unite for the betterment of our human race. Enjoy! Do not forget to share and subscribe.



Power to the people who fight for justice and the betterment of mankind. Power to those who fight for our rights, equality and prosperity. Power to those who fight to ensure that our purpose, dreams and aspirations are never denied or sabotaged. Power to those who fight fire with water. Welcome to Power shot at the Valjour Royale estate.



The follow up album to Alexander Lindo’s previous album “The Fight is Ours” is entitled “POWER” with the slogan “Power is here today, Power is here to stay!” This is an album about power, strength and resilience. It takes you on a journey through the life of Alexander Lindo, featuring remixed and remastered hits “Sunlight”, “Obstacles”, “The Fight Is Ours” and more. The album features new unheard songs “The Time Is Now”, “The Real Truth” & “Future”. Join the unstoppable, unbreakable, impervious force. Be a part of something great, be a part of making this world a better place. Show your support for Alexander Lindo by purchasing POWER today and help him in his fight for justice, peace and prosperity no only for himself but for the world. To all who have assisted and supported in making this possible, thank you, you hold the key to create a positive change in your life by empowering yourself to fight against inequality, injustice and to embrace your own greatness. This album would not have been possible without your help. Cheers! All links for purchasing and streaming the album can be found at the top of this website. Take yourself on a musical journey only Alexander Lindo can with POWER!


One Leads

The official music video for “One Leads” by Alexander Lindo from his new album entitled “The Real Truth” has been published! Check it out and do not forget to likefollow and subscribe. All the support is very much welcomed and appreciated. This is a song about leadership, an anthem for the youth, achieving your dreams and most importantly your purpose. This is a song about strength and resilience. A song about discovering your inner strength and abilities. This video was shot entirely on location at The Valjour Royale Estate powered by 100% renewable energy.


Terror & Darkness

Hello everyone, I stand here at Valjour Royale in complete darkness even after I have payed my light bill. What injustice is this? As many of you know, my mother – a widow and I – a fatherless child, have fallen prey to the wickedness imposed upon us by thugs, criminals, gangsters, land developers and investors.

We have been living a life of terror and hardship imposed on us by these demons for over a decade now. They have tried to tarnish our spotless reputation, defame and slander our great name, defraud us and have even tried to poison us on several occasions, using “friends”. They follow us everywhere we go to sabotage our business so that we will have no money, intimidate us and make our life as uncomfortable as possible with the hope that we will give up on our estate and our country as a whole and runaway.

These demons have went as far as to suppress and sabotage my musical career and block any form of progress or prosperity in our lives. These monsters befriend you, clone your phone to obtain your contacts, befriend and bribe them (if they are weak), turn them against you so that you have no-one to turn to and all in a carefully plotted conspiracy to steal our estate. Anytime that anything is done to resolve an issue, these termites go into another meeting to conduct more illegal conspiracies to sabotage every aspect of our progress and prosperity.

Meanwhile these groups of people infest the neighborhood with scammers in an effort to drive us out of our estate, issuing death threats, threatening to burn down our house if we don’t move out and chanting morning, noon and night, Who would have thought that after returning home that we would be faced with such atrocities.

It must be known that we will never give up or back down from our purpose and what we own. We are here today and we are here to stay. I have placed this here on my website so that the world can see what my mother and I have been enduring.

Please keep us in your prayers because God knows that we need all the help we can get in conquering these enemies, bringing back peace, prosperity and happiness to our lives. No-one should have to endure what we are going through. It is cruel and inhuman.


The Fight Is Ours

The official music video for “The Fight Is Ours” by Alexander Lindo is up now. Likefollow and subscribe. All the support is very much appreciated. This is a song about fulfilling your purpose in world filled with This is a song about courage, strength and resilience. As evidenced below, you have seen the great reviews coming in from indie magazines. This video was shot entirely on location at The Valjour Royale Estate. If we can make this project a worldwide success, then we can start rebuilding this great country and create a future filled with happiness, purpose and prosperity for all the people who wished they had a chance but have been unable to fulfill their dreams. “The Fight Is Ours” is available for purchase on the iTunes and Amazon store as part of “The Fight Is Ours“. Show your support by making a purchase, share it with your family, friends, co-workers. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Another Great Review Is In

Another great review for Alexander Lindo’s album entitled “The Fight is Ours” is in. The Sounds Won’t Stop say “The Fight Is Ours” is a powerhouse of crushing pop rock that crosses boundaries into progressive, anthemic, and even orchestral rock and all with a seamless feel. An outstanding record from Alexander Lindo gives fans of almost any kind of rock plenty of treats and playlist worthy singles.” Read the article in all its entirety right here, a PDF is available here. Thank you for the wonderful review!