by Mike Masnick
Mon, Sep 14th 2009 12:29pm
Famed rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) was apparently on CNBC recently talking about his "business acumen." I have to admit that having three different people all trying to interview him at once is rather annoying -- as they almost never let him complete a thought. However, when they ask him about piracy, and whether or not it makes him angry (around 2 minutes), he responds that: he sees it as a part of the marketing of a musician, because "the people who didn't purchase the material, they end up at the concert." He says that people can fall in love with the music either way, and then they'll go to concerts. He notes that you can't stop piracy either way, so why try to fight it? He also talks about other business opportunities for musicians.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- As Expected, Verizon's Attempt To Woo Millennials Is Falling Flat On Its Face
- Hollywood Writers & Copyright Scholars Point Out That Piracy Fears Over Open Set Top Boxes Are Complete FUD
- Congress Has No Idea How The FCC's Cable Box Reform Plan Works, Conyers, Goodlatte Compare Effort To 'Popcorn Time'
- French National Assembly Votes (Sorta) To Finally Kill Its Three Strikes Hadopi Program
- Walking Dead Producer Claims Real Cable Set Top Box Competition Will Result In Piracy Armageddon