musicians are geting robbed!!

United States
December 10, 2007 8:24pm CST
Lime wire, bit torrent, napster. All have on thing in common, They all promote theft. File sharing artists music instead of putting up 10, 15 dollars for a good CD. How are these companies able to get away with it??
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@batulboy (197)
• Philippines
11 Dec 07
well its the people that tolerates them... they thought that they are supporting the artists simply by adoring their music and their existence... but they pretend to be ignorant when the issues are being held up. poor artists...but anyway, i think most of them are doing it for their own cause.
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@vera5d (3958)
• United States
11 Dec 07
ask any musician: its the biggest problem they face add in record companies and radio stations and you cant get too far as a indie artist... the days of albums are over...a music revolution is underway...but there are still plenty of ways to make $$$ as an artist...i think the file sharing is a good thing...bringing music back to the people and out of the record companies pockets
@Sungolian (377)
• United States
23 Jan 08
The artists don't get paid based on CD sales anyways. It's the major recording label companies that are raking in HUGE profits. If a CD costs $20, I can bet you that at least $15 for each sale goes into the pockets of the rich corporate executives. These people own the RIAA, so naturally they will hype up the whole situation and make it seem worse than it really is.
• United States
23 Jan 08
because you want the music.. so they get away with it
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
15 Dec 07
Yes lots of people download music free on the internet. but their are still people in this world who don't know how to use a computer or they don't want a computer. I even know of people who have a computer but don't like the internet. I also know people who love buying cd's at the stores or online. So the musicians aren't totally getting robbed.
• United States
13 Dec 07
i agree i think that these companies should make people pay for the songs and where the musicians get at least half of the money, and the companies get money from the adds put on the download site as well.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
12 Dec 07
You are right, the same thing is being done with software. File sharing is a popular thing that people don't see as stealing. I admit, I have gotten one song that way, but that is because I could not find it on a CD, or iTunes or anywhere that I looked for it. My son got it for me. But my Ipod does have over 3300 songs that I paid for or were free downloads from iTunes. I saw previous comments made about how dumb the companies were for making files so easy to copy or making the technology available - there are lame excuses, does this mean that if someone walks by my yard and sees a decoration that they like, that it can be taken by them because I made it so easy. I agree - 15 or 20 is a lot to pay for music. My next purchase when I get a enough money on paypal will be a set of CDs that I want. I will wait the months that it takes and acquire my music legally.