Madonna Curses At Music Downloaders

from the how-friendly-towards-your-potential-customers dept

Well, this is nice. Considering that many people use online file sharing systems to sample music before buying a CD or going to a concert, it doesn't necessarily make sense to insult your listeners. Madonna, however, has no problem doing so, as she has apparently put up some "fake" versions of her latest songs on various file sharing systems that are actually recordings of her saying, "What the fuck do you think you're doing?" Isn't that nice? She's apparently hoping this will stop people from downloading the actual song. I would say that's unlikely... though, perhaps it will encourage people to think twice before sending any actual money in her direction. Seems a bit disrespectful of her to insult people who are actively trying to hear her music. She also has said she won't allow her songs to be listed on any "official" music downloading service. This follows what had appeared to be a "softening" of her stance, when she released unrestricted mp3s of her new songs to people who paid up early.
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    anonymous, 20 Apr 2003 @ 12:02pm

    i totally agree

    I was pissed when I heard that message of hers too, considering I have always been a loyal fan (ever since I was a kid) and have already spent so much money on her. It made me feel like this is the thanks I get for contributing to her wealth. I'll never buy her stuff again.

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