Well this is Embarrassing, a Tunecore Ad on 4Shared…

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…

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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.