- Eder Jiménez Magallanes
- Puebla, Pue. Mexico
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Should music be a business? or could it be a form of sharing expresions with art??
Amanda Palmer gives us a very interesting idea, giving todays situation with the piracy and file sharing, should record companies keep on charging for music? or just give it away and the expect fans to pay them for the musicians work? I mean nowadays it's really easy to download an entire album, why labels continue to make us pay for music? why bands just simply ask for their music? We download/buy music of band of our preference, and with the help of social networks we can follow every move the bands make, and why not pay them for their magic? Lady Gaga, Neil Young, Jack White, Norah Jones, Shakira, Ed O'Brien, Liam Gallagher, Nelly Furtado, Bjork, Joss Stone, and many others agree with file-sharing, one of them describes music as a gift, and music being a gift should be give away, antoher ones says that piracy is not killing the industry because if someone doesn't pay for the cd's, said someone is gonna pay for tickets for a show, or t-shirts or whatever else the label sells, and another musician accepts he used to record music in a tape when he was young, and what another musician says, and i am quoting, -“Downloading’s the same as what I used to do – I used to tape the charts of the songs I liked [off the radio]. I don’t mind it, I hate all these big, silly rock stars who moan – at least they’re fuckin’ downloading your music, you cunt, and paying attention, know what I mean? You should fuckin’ appreciate that – what are you moaning about? You’ve got fuckin’ five big houses, so shut up.” so why the complaining? The record companies should start giving away music and find another way to ask people to the bands work and stop making the music art a business and start seeing it as a form of expression that must be shared