“The issue of piracy rarely seems to leave the news agenda in our industry, yet little progress has been made towards solving the problem in recent years. Music fans must be tired of the constant bleating about the music industry’s troubles, and it is unsurprising that there is little public sympathy with a message that is so relentlessly negative.
Which is a shame, because piracy is a very real problem, especially for artists, producers and songwriters, whose income has been decimated as a result of it. More so, because in reality there are many positive changes happening to make the music industry a better place for all concerned – businesses, artists and fans alike.
Collectively, it is in all our interests to solve this problem, move on, and establish a more positive news agenda…”
Read the article, written by Brian Message and Jon Webster, in full over on the Music Week website (open to non-subscribers).