Top Musicians Come Out In Favor Of File Sharing
from the what-happened-to-protecting-the-artists dept
So, everyone already knows that the RIAA’s claims that they’re suing music fans as a way to “protect the artists” is a lie. However, now, it looks like even the artists themselves are coming out against the RIAA that pretends to represent them. Fran Healy, the lead singer of the band Travis came out in favor of file sharing saying: “Kazaa and Napster and all that stuff is a brilliant way for kids to taste the album.” Exactly. Meanwhile, over on Moby’s own website, the musician is quoted as saying that he’s pissed off about the RIAA suing one of his top fans, saying that he’s “tempted to go onto Kazaa and download some of my own music, just to see if the RIAA would sue me for having mp3’s of my own songs on my hard-drive.” Update: Meanwhile in the Senate battle of the rappers, LL Cool J and Chuck D squared off in today’s Senate hearing on file sharing with “Mr. Cool J” (as he was referred to in the hearings) making a misleading analogy between someone building a building and someone making music. Meanwhile, “Mr. D” continued to talk about how P2P was the new radio, and could be used as a great promotional and distribution tool, if only the industry would allow it.