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The digital music revolution has been compromised, according to Kid Rock, because digital music stores and record labels still manage to hoard the lion's share of music revenue.

He advises fans to download his music for free from P2P services, although he himself doesn't have to. "I don't steal things," he told the BBC. "I'm rich." As for everyone else, he says, "Download it illegally, I don't care. I want you to hear my music so I can play live."
He has a perfectly reasonable train of thought until:

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"I don't mind people stealing my music, that's fine. But I think they should steal everything. You know how much money the oil companies have? If you need some gas, just go fill your tank up and drive off, they're not going to miss it."
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Yeah, Im gonna steal everything from now on! *Walks up and steals his house* I live here now!
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So he is mentally unstable?
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post #4 of 68
Damn, close but no cigar. He is right that in this day and age with digital distribution it's ridiculous for the artists to get such a small portion of the revenue from those digital sales.
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post #5 of 68
Ok, good idea in theory.


Bad idea in practice.


Now if all the major rock acts that are still famous were to do so, there'd be some results.
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post #6 of 68
so will a permission slip from kid rock get you out of the lawsuit if the riaa goes after you? sweet
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post #7 of 68
Now all we need is about 40+ more artists to stand up, and then we might be getting somewhere..
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post #8 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxhaloownerxx View Post
Now all we need is about 40+ more artists to stand up, and then we might be getting somewhere..
Still won't do any good, the Canadian Music Creators Coalition http://www.musiccreators.ca/wp/?page_id=7 has over 200 members against the CRIA (canada's RIAA) and it's still doing no good.
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post #9 of 68
I understand what he is saying and I agree fully with what he is saying.

p.s.~you have to read in between the lines to understand what he means by "I think they should steal everything."
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ZOMG ROFLCAKES!!!!

The second paragraph is golden.
    
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