Why pay for music?

Written on September 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm | No Comments |

In brief, if you like an artist, and want them to continue making music for your listening pleasure then buying their music, rather than downloading it for free, goes a long way to helping them make more music……

The internet is saturated with millions of songs by millions of bands. Each one hoping to be heard by the ever-elusive A&R guys or major label management. Peer to peer file sharing means that in the same way as back in the 80s when I used to copy friend’s cassettes, (what else would you use a double cassette deck for?) people are sharing music but with unprecedented speed and ease. I don’t need to go round to my mates house now and record in real time. It was a given that this was going to happen so why all the furore? The major labels have the most to lose as their dwindling revenue shows but forgive me if I don’t shed a tear for them. It’s the artist that loses out.

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