this is in dw's latest blog entry:
there are those who believe that information simply should be free and that the metering of information is similar to the metering of energy. i remember an american indian saying once (i can't remember the exact quote), "why pay for the energy that god gives freely?" in other words, the effort to meter information and energy is just another scheme for people to amass wealth. which leads to, the effort to control and meter information is just as much bad karma as people who try to share it freely. like when tesla was working on creating free energy and j.p. morgan did not like the idea, because where do you put the meter? morgan stopped funding and tesla's wardencliffe tower was destroyed & taken down.
the failed economy has led an entire generation to feel like they don’t have to pay for their music. this is actually bad karma, and unfortunately when you do this you are forcing your higher self to balance you out by having losses in some other area.
i understand why it’s being done, but you are ultimately only answerable to yourself in the higher sense — no one else.
trent reznor, leader of the band "nine inch nails" (nin) has always admitted that he is a big fan of illegally sharing music. he said he loved the website "oink" which, until it was shut down, was probably the most famous illegal file sharing website next to napster and now the pirate bay. in fact he decided to give his latest album away for free on his website nin.com. the greatest irony of this is that i went into the virgin megastore the other day to check out the new releases and the same nin record that he was giving away for free was selling like hot cakes. seems counter intuitive doesn't it? along with that there has been a big resurgence of nin popularity since the free release of his album.
also, i was reading that the monopoly that the music industry had over distributing it's recordings is only a tiny little blip in the full history of people who make their living as musicians. only since the invention of the record and the record player has the "music industry" been so profitable. music has always been based on performance and it always will be. we are not seeing the death of music but the death of the hugely corrupt and inflated music industry. music will never die because the universe is made of it. and as long as there are artists that have the popularity to fill large stadiums then they will continue to do just that. and be paid handsomely for it. sorry but i am not shedding too many tears for those corrupt men in monkey suits who trick artists into signing these crappy three album deals. and, as an artist myself, i am not shedding any tears for any artists that think they can record a five minute track and then sit back and collect royalties for the rest of their life. if artists want to be more profitable then they need to focus on the quality of their craft, and their worth, based on demand, will grow.
i can't help but think that dw may be a little bitter that he has a new album out and he is afraid it will be pirated which will cut down his profits. is this the true motivation behind his statement?
maybe i am completely wrong.
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