Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Here's an interesting article from The Washington Post on what musicians really think of the whole file-sharing debate. According to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, nearly half of the artists surveyed think unauthroized file-sharing should be illegal, yet they don't feel that such sharing will have much of an effect on their own bottom line. In fact, many artists think such sharing could be helpful in exposing their music to a wider audience. I haven't had a chance to fully digest this report yet, but it seems to suggest that such artists want to enjoy the obvious benefits of file-sharing as long as they, personally, don't lose any cash.

In related news, Cat's Cradle is now offering Internet downloads of select shows at www.emusic.com/catscradle. But how would participating artists feel if their shows ended up on Soulseek? I'll invetigate further.

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