onsdag, maj 16, 2007

Kill! Kill! Kill!

Piracy Kills Music:
"FIRST AND FOREMOST - ONE WISH: Please put me on Top Friends, so that our message is visible to everyone who wishes to be a part of our mantra. Will you do that? ABOUT ME; Of Norwegian origin, I'm Piracykillsmusic.no, which is my real name, and I was born on Feb 8th 2007, as a result of a joint venture by IFPI Norway, Fono, Gramart, MFO, Norsk Artistforbund and TONO. I was born out of the sheer reason that music piracy will in the end kill music if we don't seek to end it. I'm a Norwegian creature, but my message goes out to all true music lovers, songwriters, musicians, record companies, managements and music organisastions throughout the world. We must end the madness of illegal filesharing and pirate distribution of music, which will eventually, if this evolves, strangle the possibilities to distibute music in a legal manner. MY MESSAGE IS THIS; Buy music digitally through the legitimate online music shops, where those who actually own the rights to the music get their nickles and dimes to go on creating, performing and distributing music. Because, music is what you love, isn't it?"

They are simply the nerds of the Internet. And not in a cool Napoleon dynamite way.

Piracy has done nothing else than help music. Music as an art form, music as a tool for self development and music as a source of income. The amount of money people spend on music, in the wider sense than music=CD, is A LOT more bigger than before. The amount of people being interested in what they listen to is A LOT more bigger than before. The amount of people experementing with music and getting it out there is A LOT more bigger than before. It can't be said more straightforward than: Piracy keeps music alive. Music was about to die actually. People were exhausted with all the Britpop-era hype. Had nowhere to go but second rate copies of the 8th wave of Britpop crap. Either that, or spend every buck you could save and order hard to find records or buy them at max price at your local record shop. Even then, you had no guarantee you would really like it. And as an artist, if you were really lucky, the nerdiest guys in faraway countries(those would include us) would talk about your music at parties with no girls.

With that said, of course CD sales are down and that is a problem in some ways. But some people still like CDs and Vinyls. God knows we do. And some people buy mp3s. So lets just leave it with that. The world we live in now certainly has it's errors. Piracy is not an error, it's a development. The error lies in the way labels handles the new situation.

Only left to say is happy hunting we guess. Kill! Kill! Kill!

Swenglishly yours,



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