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    Just read an article there and two members of Pink Floyd were complaining about illegal downloads and young artists today not standing a chance, the usual speil. I neve hear of any of these artists, be they Pink Floyd, Metallica, Taylor Swift or U2, actually being pro active about this like for example offering cash incentives to young programmers or whatever to come up with new ways to help battle Piracy, they just bitch and moan "poor me and my artwork" but do nothing
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    Also I know Metallica, well Lars Ulrich shut down napster, but I mean now a days as I think things have become far more prevalent these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenton View Post
    Just read an article there and two members of Pink Floyd were complaining about illegal downloads and young artists today not standing a chance, the usual speil. I neve hear of any of these artists, be they Pink Floyd, Metallica, Taylor Swift or U2, actually being pro active about this like for example offering cash incentives to young programmers or whatever to come up with new ways to help battle Piracy, they just bitch and moan "poor me and my artwork" but do nothing
    These greedy music labels and artists make me sick. I will not pay for something that I can share with an internet friend! Do they think we are all made of money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenton View Post
    Just read an article there and two members of Pink Floyd were complaining about illegal downloads and young artists today not standing a chance, the usual speil. I neve hear of any of these artists, be they Pink Floyd, Metallica, Taylor Swift or U2, actually being pro active about this like for example offering cash incentives to young programmers or whatever to come up with new ways to help battle Piracy, they just bitch and moan "poor me and my artwork" but do nothing
    As Simon Cowel l once said, the music industry is not about artistry, it is about money

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    As Simon Cowel l once said, the music industry is not about artistry, it is about money
    Interesting comment from Simon Cowell, one of the people most responsible for removing the artistry from the music industry.

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    that there be the pirates
    (said in a pirate voice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinACE View Post
    These greedy music labels and artists make me sick. I will not pay for something that I can share with an internet friend! Do they think we are all made of money!
    They deserve some time period to make money , if they can from something new, then it should be public domain.

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    This is a very old image, but it illustrates the point quite well when it comes to Movie Studios, Record Labels etc.

    Although things aren't nearly as bad nowadays with things like Netflix, Spotify etc.


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    Ok, u2 and Taylor swift aren't hurting, but there are lots of small bands and talents that struggle for every gig and every record sale.

    Don't get me wrong, I understand why people download illegally, but I believe if you appreciate the music you should support the artist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenton View Post
    Just read an article there and two members of Pink Floyd were complaining about illegal downloads and young artists today not standing a chance, the usual speil. I neve hear of any of these artists, be they Pink Floyd, Metallica, Taylor Swift or U2, actually being pro active about this like for example offering cash incentives to young programmers or whatever to come up with new ways to help battle Piracy, they just bitch and moan "poor me and my artwork" but do nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo76 View Post
    Ok, u2 and Taylor swift aren't hurting, but there are lots of small bands and talents that struggle for every gig and every record sale.

    Don't get me wrong, I understand why people download illegally, but I believe if you appreciate the music you should support the artist.
    I would support a genuine artist if it justified.
    The thing is these days everyone from Kanye West to last years X factor runner up is labeled "An Artist", and not a product which is closer to reality.
    Ubiquitous music these days is generic garbage with no artistic merit.

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