Last year, we wrote about Grammy award wining singer Joss Stone and her opinions on file sharing
where she said she "loves it" and thinks "it's brilliant." More recently, Stone was asked about her EMI labelmate Lily Allen's recent misguided attack on file sharing
(even as she, with the help of EMI, was file sharing
a ton of tracks). Stone's response, as noted at Freakbits, is basically that musicians who are good have nothing to fear
, but she could see why musicians who aren't very good (apparently, she means Ms. Allen) do have reason to fear:
"She [Lily Allen] needs to sell records because she's not a singer, and that's not an offense to her because I think that she knows that too," says Stone.
"...when musicians are really making real music people come to the show and that's what we make our money from, from playing live. And I think it's probably harder for an artist like Lily and many other pop acts. It's really about the track and about their personality and their celebrity and that's how they make their money is selling those records."
Stone says that Lily cannot win a fight against music piracy, and for that matter, neither can anyone else.
"So let's just accept it and let's see it as something that can be beautiful and it might change music for the better," she says pragmatically. "It might sort the weeds from the flowers."