“Dan Bull – Sharing Is Caring” – daina ir visa istorija apie geriausiai “pirataujamą” UK top singlą.
Istorija trumpai: ši daina buvo specialiai sukurta piratams. Pirmiausiai įkelta į torrents, taip pat leidžiama laisvai platinti per Youtube, Facebook ir kitus kanalus. Įdomiausia, kad net siūlant žmonėms siųsti ir klausyti nemokamai, jie vis tiek pirkdavo tą patį kūrinį interneto parduotuvėje, kol daina pakilo net iki UK muzikos top’ų.
I invite you to download “Sharing Is Caring” for free. If you like it, and want to support the campaign, you can choose to buy it.
Ilgoji istorija pasakoja apie “if you copy files, artists don’t get money, they will stop making art” propaganda ir visą muzikos mafiją.
When I released my first album “Safe” in 2009, I sent it to record companies and radio stations but they ignored it. When I telephoned Q magazine with a story, they told me they couldn’t write about it because they only feature artists with record deals.
In frustration at the glass ceiling that independent artists face, I started to publish protest songs on YouTube. To my surprise, they got much more coverage. I was excited, but thought “What if the labels see my tracks? They’ll never sign me now!”.
At that point, I realised something; if they didn’t want me, then the feeling was mutual. I didn’t need a record label telling me what to do, how to do it, and then keeping 80% of the takings for the privilege. I had the internet and I had my brain.
By embracing the free flow of information the internet allows, through filesharing and social media, I’ve found a worldwide fanbase without leaving the house. I’ve collaborated with artists across the globe without ever meeting them, and I can chat to my supporters whilst lying in bed eating pizza.
None of that would have been possible without file-sharing. If I followed the copyright law that lobbyists like the RIAA and the BPI insist is in the interest of artists like me, I would have no musical career. If pro-filesharing sites like TorrentFreak and The Pirate Bay didn’t share my work with you, you wouldn’t be reading this. I owe a debt of gratitude to every person that has ripped, burned, copied and shared anything I’ve done.
Sites such as The Pirate Bay do more to help unsigned artists than industry lobbyists ever have. Projects like The Promo Bay, which devotes The Pirate Bay’s home page, free of charge, to any musician who applies, creates overnight success stories.
The Pirate Bay stands defiantly in the face of corporate bullies who tout such nonsensical non-sequiters as “if you copy files, artists don’t get money, and if artists don’t get any money, they will stop making art.” This is an insult to the millions of dedicated amateur artists around the world.
What’s funny is that I’d have more respect for major labels if they just admitted what we already know – their bottom line is nothing but profit. There’s nothing wrong with that; there’s no need to hide it. But there is a need to play fair. [Šaltinis: torrentfreak.com]
Manau, geresnio įrodymo jau nebereikia, kad piratavimas neturi jokios neigiamos įtakos muzikos pardavimams. Dažniausiai netgi yra nemokama reklama, už kurią leidėjai ir autoriai piratams dar turėtų padėkoti. Galbūt ateityje net pasidalinti maža dalimi nuo 80% išmuštų autorių mafijos nalogų.