Here Be Pirates

I’ve been asked a few times what my views on music “piracy” are, and frankly, I’m ambivalent. On the one hand, piracy can be a great thing for a new artist. On the other, piracy can be a horrible thing for a new artist. Why?   A new artist REALLY counts on the little income that tracks sold can bring them.  The transition from working stiff to rockstar is incredibly scary, not to mention difficult.  There’s nothing more frustrating than investing one’s hard-earned money into studio time, production, equipment, etc, only to have someone essentially steal all your time and effort.  Sure, 99 cents isn’t much by itself, but multiply that by a hundred and the artist has just lost a tank of gas that would have gotten him to a gig, or cables he desperately needed to keep playing, or…


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