Originally Posted by RubixGroove
We're in the era of the war on knowledge.
First battleground is the Internet.
Pirating seems to be a great excuse to bring more control to the Internet.
This should be scary.
**** your pocketbooks.
There are some larger, darker days ahead for our beloved playground.
I will get flamed, but only by those who's dollar is worth more to them than a pool of knowledge.
You know, that's a really offensive attitude; it's essentially insulting to to all artists, everywhere.
I don't know anyone, from a busker on the street to coliseum headliners (and I have known many of both) who do it primarily for money. If your main motivation is money there are many, many other professions in which you could make far more and with far less effort and grief.
We do it because it's what we do.
HOWEVER it would be nice to be able to make back the investment in time, money, and effort ir people actually use our product, rather than having our work stolen by pimply faced pipsqueaks. Who are NOT our fans. Our fans support our work by paying for it.
And don't give me the old song and dance about making it back on gigs. I won't be playing your city because I can't afford to tour. A huge pop artist like Lady Gaga barely breaks even touring.
And don't talk to me about t-shirts, I won't be selling you a shirt because I can't afford to tour. And the vast majority of shirts sold on the internet that are not directly from the band's website are pirated.
Originally Posted by MusicProducer
The people that fight it and the protection methods
Sadly to say that seems to be the course. In a couple of years and even now the musician will pay even more to make sure everybody hears their music for free so they can sell concert tickets. I would not be surprised if I see that torrent site owners will be paid to put a musician latest song on top on the homepage for free.(hmm, might just have gave away a huge marketing idea, ooh well)
"These days we fight to not give any of our music for free, in a couple of years we will fight to give as much music for free as possible to retain a bigger fan base."