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Old 21st June 2010
  #292
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Originally Posted by psalad View Post
Finally, whether you like it or not, people who are "stealing" your music ARE your potential customers. If you want to pretty much eliminate the entire market between 16 and 21 years old and dismiss them as "criminals," you are a foolish businessman.
The fact is they are engaging in unlawful acts.
They are also highly unlikely to become customers, as they are now habituated to accessing their music without paying the supplier.
Finally, we keep hearing about the RIAA and the fat cat labels, but continue to downplay the average musician and the crappy situation they've been pushed into by (let's face it) illegal downloaders.