It’s, “not okay for British music,” she says.
“We need to find new ways to help consumers access and buy music legally, but saying file sharing’s fine is not helping anyone — and definitely not helping British music.”
But rapper Curtis Jackson — aka 50 Cent — isn’t bothered when he sees pirates off his starboard bow.
Au contraire, comfortably padded after pulling down a staggering $100 million on top of his musical earnings, he was on CNBC recently talking about his “business acumen,” says Mike Masnick on TechDirt, going on »»»
I have to admit that having three different people all trying to interview him at once is rather annoying — as they almost never let him complete a thought.
However, when they ask him about piracy, and whether or not it makes him angry (around 2 minutes), he responds that: he sees it as a part of the marketing of a musician, because “the people who didn’t purchase the material, they end up at the concert.”
He says that people can fall in love with the music either way, and then they’ll go to concerts.
“He notes that you can’t stop piracy either way, so why try to fight it?” — Masnick says, adding:
“He also talks about other business opportunities for musicians.”
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