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Steal EVERYTHING!



"Im fuckin rich"

LOL

Seriously though...Do you download music? If so, illegally or legally? is it realistic to expect us to pay for what we can get off limewire for free or is it straight up theft?

Biz

12 comments:

yeahisaidit said...

kid rock is gangster.

i used to download illegally but to be honest, it takes too long, the quality is a game of roulette I can't be arsed to play.

I haven't got a conscience, i'm just lazy. Actually scrap that, i do have a conscience when it comes to the smaller indies.

I'm just off to loot the Apple Store on Regent Street. If the police stop me i'll just tell them Kid Rock sent me.

Anonymous said...

free the music doood

Booga said...

I didn't watch the vid, but I buy my downloads. To listen to music free, I just listen to it online. I'm a lil . Otherwise, I'd prlly snag free downloads from artists who imo don't need the money, or are douchebags, and still buy from artists some are still struggling and/or seem chill

MR W said...

omg i spend my life downloading illegally fuck em!

www.albumhunt.com

lolol! I find them to be the best illegal downloading site

however i must say i do buy albums from artists i love!

Anonymous said...

@mr w - fuck who exactly? the artists? who sometimes have spent decades honing their craft? who often struggle for new strings/skins etc let alone food and shelter? l hope not...

tel said...

a little harsh MR W...

MR W said...

lol not the artists! i understand the struggle of artists!

Not the artists at all the bigwigs..the corporate boardrooms.

and like i said i will always spend money on those i love and those who are on the come up.

but mariah carey for instance.. do u rly think im gna spend £12 on her album...

One said...

Would you really want Mariah's album for free?? lol Around 12 of exactly the same sounding tracks!

Anonymous said...

@ MR W - It's very easy to put the "big-wigs" on blast but lest you forget those corporate boardrooms you speak of are still responsible for some of the biggest and best acts in recent times - step forward Island Records with Amy Winehouse for example...

I'm not saying that the majors don't put out dross, we ALL know they do! I'm just saying that in principle piracy IS wrong - whether you like a particular artist or not is a moot point when ultimately piracy affects ALL those involved in the recording chain, not just the artists but all those who go unsung - session musicians, recording and mix engineers, recording studios (with all the people they employ) the progammers who make the software we use to create/record/mix the music with... You get the point.

Believe me, this is VERY real problem; there are a lot of extremely talented individuals out there who are adversely affected or out of work because of the lack of money out there to pay them as a result of a drop in demand for their skills (due to the fact that business model of the record business is no more). Some of the best recording facilities in the world are no more either for the same reason... *sigh*

Maybe I'm a little biased toward the industry because I directly derive my living from it but hey... I think I'd still be living in the UK if there was enough work or a market over there for me with what I do but I now live/work in the US and a lot of talented people from the UK are doing (or trying to do) the same thing - Estelle/Floetry/Alex Da Kidd/JD - I could go on...

Finally, regarding your last point, you may not like Mariah but the fact remains she is still the biggest selling female artist of all time (by far) and one of the biggest selling artists of all time period. Personal opinions matter little when put up against the facts!


Cheers,


Clav.

Anonymous said...

I think it's about drawing your own line in the sand. If I cop an album for free and then get a lot of play out of it - I'll go on one of the digital sites and buy my 3 favourite songs - in order to chuck the artist something at least.

Fact is everyone knows a CD costs under a quid to manufacture... F*ck paying £11 for one. If stuff is priced realistically - it's got more chance of survival.

I like this whole shake up - a lot of small indies are smashing it right now.

A lot of the best stuff I've got in the last year has been legally free anyways (grime sets, DJ mixes, Podcasts).

Clav makes some good points still.

S.C.

NO-BIZZI said...

BIG UP SC AND CLAV KEEP YOUR COMMENTS COMIN!

BIZ

BreY said...

Not going to go into too much detail but anon yes we know a cd is cheap as chips to manufacture, but the pricing is there to recover funds from studio time, production, sample clearances, engineering, mastering etc etc.

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