Fans can still hear the work of America’s musical pioneers, thanks to online and mobile services. Through downloads and streams and services such as Pandora and Sirius XM Radio, these giants’ recordings continue to captivate and influence young musicians, singers, songwriters and producers. Yet some of these same companies have made the decision to devalue… Continue reading T Bone Burnett’s plea: The piper must be paid| LA Times
The naked truth of how music piracy hurts working class artists Let’s face it. “Piracy” is a loaded word. As Captain Phillips played in theatres last fall, the word “pirate” found itself in a very different context than it did right after any of the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. Real-life pirates aren’t funny, quirky,… Continue reading Music Thievery Laid Bare : When Pirates Rip Off Working Class Artists : Guest Post by David Cloyd
Eminem sent out a public service announcement to address online piracy in the wake of his latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The album leaked online earlier this week and the Shady Records machine quickly went to work to suppress the leak. Eminem and his management even went as far as making Rap Genius… Continue reading Eminem Makes Public Service Announcement Against Music Piracy | AHH
Quincy Jones is a living legend. We find it interesting that despite the common insights of some of the most respected artists, songwriters, performers and producers there are still those who claim musicians are better off in the post-internet world, and that piracy has not negatively effected them. Quincy disagrees, and rightfully so. Q: How… Continue reading Quincy Jones talks music, legacy and piracy…
Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains talks about another important issue about music piracy that effects both the band and it’s fans, the inability to safely share new material. But with the advent of the Internet and sharing and shit going everywhere, you can’t do that anymore. We really haven’t been playing anything off the… Continue reading Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Talks Music Piracy: You hardly have any control over your own music.
Readers of this blog will know that we’ve been gaining attention and awareness on brand sponsored piracy. We’ve noted how 50 Major Brands are Supporting Music Piracy. When that information is paired with The LA Times and The New York Times reports from the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab’s Transparency Report on Advertising Networks financing piracy… Continue reading Google, Advertising, Money and Piracy. A History of Wrongdoing Exposed.