Keith Urban Supports Unauthorized Downloaders... Except When He Doesn't
from the so-that's-how-it-works? dept
"I don't even care if you download it illegally, give it to your friends. I really don't care. I love the people to hear the music and come out and see us play live."
"What I said came out nothing like I meant," explained Urban. "I was referring to the old days when you'd buy a record, do a cassette tape and give it to your girlfriend, and then maybe she likes it and becomes a fan."Of course, if that was the case, why did he say "download it illegally" and why did he say -- twice -- that he doesn't care about that. If he was talking about people buying it and sharing it with their friends, why not just say that? So why did he misspeak:
"I've never done an awards show where they seem to let you talk infinitely," he said. "I was waiting for the 'wrap' sign to come up, and it never came up."Looking at the video, he expresses his love for people who download his music about 20 seconds into the acceptance speech. Before he even thanks his wife. I don't think you can chalk that up to rambling because he had too much time.
All in all, it sounds like those who he signed his life away to at EMI/Capitol Records probably sat him down and had a chat.