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Offline TheMacDaddy

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If Only The Riaa/Mpaa Would Take Notice
« on: October 07, 2008, 05:22:25 pm »
Fran Healy defends music downloads

(Tuesday October 07, 2008 12:53 AM)
Fran Healy has claimed he doesn't care about fans pirating his music because they are still promoting it for him.

The Travis frontman - who attended the Q Music Awards at London's Grosvenor Hotel - said just by searching for his music to download for free, fans are doing him a favour.

Fran said: "If someone downloads an album, if they search for that record, they're a fan of the band. They download that record, that record (that's) 76p to manufacture.

"They get it for nothing - really you're paying the 76p for doing the most important job there is in the business which is word of mouth. If you made a great record and they are gabbering about it, these are the people that create the hype you know that's kind of important."

The singer confessed he had downloaded music illegally himself, saying: "Generally people who don't buy music are 12-year-old kids who can't afford it. I did it you know.

"So there's two schools - the ones that do buy and the ones that don't buy it. There will always be people that don't buy it and there will always be people that do buy it. It's fine. The people that do buy it will prop up the industry and keep it all going."

Now wouldnt it be good to see the cartel lose there source of income ????

Offline GhostShip

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Re: If Only The Riaa/Mpaa Would Take Notice
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 07:15:32 pm »
In the old days ppl would listen to the radio and decide if they liked a peice of music, with the advent of corporate greed and the desire to enforce their rights way beyond the scope and scale envisaged by lawmakers they have reached the stage where they have no free outlets for their product, the artists are fully aware of this and thus we have many making the same statements as this chap.

The one simple thing to remember is this, if folks cannot hear an artists music, they will not purchase it, they most certainly wont become fans and this will guarantee a flop when it comes to sales, even the most moronic recording industry idiot (and even those at the top) must surely have worked  this out by now.

Offline Trestor

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Re: If Only The Riaa/Mpaa Would Take Notice
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 07:24:06 am »

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