When doing random searches on illegal and infringing sites, you never know whose ads might pop up… Artists pay Tunecore to distribute their albums and music on paid platforms, and Tunecore pay’s pirate site 4Shared to give the artists music away for free…
Read John Mellencamp’s excellent editorial on The Huffington Post,
Why is thievery allowed to continue on the Internet? And why do people think it’s so impossible to correct? Right after radio was invented, they played music and sold advertising. Then it dawned on some: “Hey, they’re playing our music, and they’re selling advertising on our backs; we should get paid.” So performing rights organizations like ASCAP and BMI were established with the express intention of protecting the intellectual property of artists who create it.
5 thoughts on “Well this is Embarrassing, a Tunecore Ad on 4Shared…”
Couldn’t that banner just be there because of re-targeting? The banner displayed has the “ad choices” logo in the top right corner which mean it was served based on the users web history and was not placed by 4shared or tunecore. #Justsaying
well, the ad is there which means that 1) tunecore paid someone for it to be there and 2) someone is paying 4shared for it to be there and 3) no one is paying Adelle for bringing the demand which is why the ad is there in the first place… whomever that someone (or someone’s) are need to be responsible and held accountable if Tunecore does not want to be aiding 4shared financially, which we assume they don’t…
Now a days tunecore doing very bad advertising by choosing display network with untargeted locations. this story shows their failing strategies.
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