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Torrenting Music
« on: April 14, 2013, 04:22:55 AM »
I don't know if you will be aware of this but a few internet service providers, such as Virgin Media, Sky, and Bt have blocked some very popular torrent sites in the UK, so that UK users cannot download games, ebooks, software, movies, and music for free. I am someone who get everything for free. I am very goo at finding things online and I haven't paid for anything since getting the internet installed. I download everything via torrents or through other means.

As someone who understands the work that goes into making music, I know that I would be really upset if people began to torrent my albums. What is your stance on people pirating and torrenting music? Do you think that it is wrong?

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Re: Torrenting Music
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 11:06:32 AM »
It's pretty much stealin' except people feel it's justified because the artists / labels and everyone involved is already rich. Just like you said, you download anything you want - but then you say you know how much work it takes to put into making music so you wouldn't want someone 2 download your music for free. It takes prolly more work to make all the software and programs you're using to make music, but you dloaded em huh? lol :D I'm not gonna front I've dloaded things that should've been paid for.

My take is that it is wrong, but most people do it...

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 03:46:51 PM »
I think it depends on the artist. I think if you're downloading music made by a tween popstar or some Youtube sensation then go for it. But established musicians like Jay-Z, and others I think it would be stealing from them. Since they've given you such great music in the past. But when people like Paris Hilton release two serious albums of which she expects to be taken seriously, quote unquote....you'd be a fool not to torrent if you're curious in a trainwreck sort of way.

Re: Torrenting Music
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 06:09:27 AM »
I think it depends on the artist. I think if you're downloading music made by a tween popstar or some Youtube sensation then go for it. But established musicians like Jay-Z, and others I think it would be stealing from them. Since they've given you such great music in the past. But when people like Paris Hilton release two serious albums of which she expects to be taken seriously, quote unquote....you'd be a fool not to torrent if you're curious in a trainwreck sort of way.

I don't think that you can really apply one rule to downloading the music of one artist and another rule to downloading another artist's music. I did hear that torrenting music is good for the artist somewhere, but I didn't have time to finish reading about why it was good for them. It would make sense though, because these artists know that their music is being shared for free, and yet they hardly seek to do anything about it.

I would like to now how they benefit from having their music torrented. If it is exposure, well that wouldn't make sense for the bigger artists who are already household names.

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 12:23:02 PM »
No. Bigger artists will have a safety net. For the songs off of a Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber album that are torrented, there are many more songs or albums bought. An artist without that kind of exposure of company might behind him or her, needs exposure first to get the ball rolling. Basically, some day...he or she will have a half and half. Half the people stealing their music, and the other half buying. And as the thieves pass on the music, more buyers are gained. You also have to factor in how many people are not computer literate or savvy enough to be able to torrent anything. They have to buy the music simply because they don't know how to torrent, or are too afraid to.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 05:55:59 PM »
I think tormenting music is very wrong. The artists has done a lot of work to get to the point they are right now: selling the music they created. They have put so much time into creating their music and not even paying a cent for their hard work is unacceptable.

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 03:05:21 PM »
I think tormenting music is very wrong. The artists has done a lot of work to get to the point they are right now: selling the music they created. They have put so much time into creating their music and not even paying a cent for their hard work is unacceptable.
Artists don't get too much of the money from music even if you do buy it, IIRC. Their income comes from concerts, and if people like the music, even if they did torrent it, they'll go to concerts and they'll give money to the artist in that way. I'm not necessarily defending torrenting music, I'm just stating the facts.

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Re: Torrenting Music
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 04:43:59 PM »
It's not really stealing the labels have a HUGE monopoly and they make so much money , I prefer to buy independent artists music but concerts is how most artists make money