We completely agree with what Bono said in USA Today,
“…somebody should fight for fellow artists, because this is madness. Music has become tap water, a utility, where for me it’s a sacred thing, so I’m a little offended. The Internet has emasculated rather than liberated artists…”
We couldn’t agree more and we’ve been happy to see more artists speaking out publicly.
The situation is effecting artists at all levels like Aimee Mann, Neko Case, Talib Kweli, Ben Gibbard and Death Cab For Cutie, Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars, Neil Young and Tom Waits to name just a few. These artists represent a wide spectrum of diversity and all are effected by the illegal exploitation of their work.
Let’s be clear about this. It’s about money. A lot of advertising money supporting the people ripping off artists to further their own…