Unterstützt eure Band, Ladet ihre Alben runter.

Lasst diese Aussage auf euch wirken:

Bob,

I play in a metal band. We have sold around 200k records across 3 releases. We’re not ‘huge’ by any stretch but do alright and live off (and ON subsequently) the road. Fans and friends ask me all the time how I feel about „stealing music.“ I just told someone yesterday „I have a hard time seeing it as stealing…when I don’t see any money from cd sales to begin with. What are they actually TAKING from me?“

If you want to squeeze an opinion on theft out of me, ask me about the dude that grabbed our tshirt off the table tonight in Detroit or better yet.. ask me about record contracts.

I encourage our fans to acquire our album however they please. The philosophy I’ve adopted is that if you’re supporting disc sales, you’re keeping the old model around longer…the one that forces dudes like me to tour 9 mos/year if they want to make ends meet with a career in music. If you wanna really support a band, „steal“ their album….help bury the label….and buy a tshirt when you show up at their show and sing every word.

Dave Peters
Thowdown

Ich kann nur zustimmen. Auf den Untergang der RIAA, MPAA, den Major Labels und allem was dazugehört! Dieser Kampf wird irgendwann gewonnen werden!

Fallacy

Aber nicht vergessen, nicht jede Band ist bei einem Major Label und es gibt genug Bands die ihre Alben selbst produzieren und die kleineren Labels nur als Distributor nutzen!

PS: Selbiges hat auch Trent Reznor von Nine Inch Nails gesagt:

„Last time I was here, I was doing a lot of complaining about the ridiculous prices of CDs and that story got picked up and carried all around the world,“ he told cheering fans.

„Now my record label all around the world hates me because I yelled at them. I called them out for being greedy.

„Has anyone seen the price come down? OK, well, you know what that means: steal it. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealing.

„One way or another these [people] will get it through their heads that they are ripping people off and that is not right.“

Und auf seine Worte lies er auch Taten folgen:

Hello everyone. I’ve waited a LONG time to be able to make the
following announcement: as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally
free agent, free of any recording contract with any label. I have
been under recording contracts for 18 years and have watched the
business radically mutate from one thing to something inherently very
different and it gives me great pleasure to be able to finally have a
direct relationship with the audience as I see fit and appropriate.
Look for some announcements in the near future regarding 2008.
Exciting times, indeed. – Trent Reznor

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