Quote: Martin Atkins of Public Image LTD said this recently at SXSW. "It’s not a problem if 20,000 people ‘illegally’ download your music. It’s a problem if they don’t." totally bullshit.... how could this be our new mantra? ok, d`you wanna sit at home 10 hours a day and spam social network profiles with your music??? just in the hope that in the end 20.000 people download your music without paying something for... so yes, maybe after 10 years (!!!!) of spaming 20.000 people will download your music some day... good luck... it all can`t work with a major label or the same budget like a major for promoting your music. why is this so hard to understand? if 20.000 people illegally download your song they steal your music, so they steal the result of your work. why is this so hard to understand? if 20.000 people illegally download (=stealing) your song they don`t care about your income and how much work it was writting AND producing your song. so they do care just about the music maybe but not about the creator of this music, so they don`t care about you and your life and from which money you will buy your next guitar-strings... why is this so hard to understand? if 20.000 people illegally download your song you still don`t know how many of them would buy your song in case they can just get the music by paying something for...! so probably some thousands of people just download it for free because "free" is "very cheap" and if it`s cheap you don`t have to demand high standards... it`s a totally different question if you would pay something for a song if you can`t get it for free! I say if a song is really good, people will pay. so 200 sold records mean much much mire than 20.000 illegally downloads and are basically the same. because if you have 20.000 "listeners" who hear you music for free most likely just 200 of them will also buy the record.