Like many people, my sister justifies stealing music as ‘using our resources’ and ‘the artists are so rich they don’t need me to pay’.
She had asked me why the artists are still rich and I replied that they cared.
She shut up.
Really, though, the artists need us to pay for our music. We are not entitled to it.
The money goes to the artists and the record company. They then pay their employees, who use that money to feed their families.
Don’t think that you’re the only one that has to pay, cause people depend on that money to have a livelihood.
Also, paying them is rewarding them for their efforts. It takes blood, sweat, and literal tears to make it big in the mainstream or develop a cult following. All those musicians in your neighborhood? Maybe a 1:100 chance that they will even GET signed.
Now, I’m not talking about singers here, I’m talking about those instrumental musicians that play in the background for any big singers.
I’m just saying, give them the credit they deserve. If you honestly can’t pay for every individual song, go get Spotify Unlimited. That way it’s cheaper AND on the go. Or if you like to spice it up, get Pandora. It’s all in the app store, guys.