Why I Love Music Piracy
Ah, the sound of a completed torrent download, what could be better? I love piracy. Downloading software, music and movies off the Internet for free with next to no repercussions gives me a warm feeling inside.
Before you go ranting on about how it’s wrong, shut your mouth, you pirate shit all of the time, don’t pretend that you’ve all of a sudden stopped pirating because you feel bad and believe it’s wrong.
Contrary to what people believe pirates are; most people who pirate something are contributing to its success anyway, and most people who pirate something have a higher chance of purchasing something like merchandise or attending a concert as most studies of this kind have pointed out.
So who is piracy really hurting?
When you pirate a bands album, they’re not losing any money. In-fact, it’s the record labels losing money, but not as much as they say they are. Most bands even bands that have sold millions of albums never make any profit off their albums because record labels claim they still owe them money. I couldn’t care less about pop artists like Britney Spears who don’t even write their own lyrics, or sing their own songs.
The way record labels recoup their cash is the equivalent of extortion and fraud, but being the powerful lobbying corporations most of them are, this will continue until they all go bankrupt.
Most bands these days make money off merchandise and concerts. All of the music festivals and concerts I’ve been too, the band(s) always sell out of merchandise (always). So next time someone says you’re stealing from music artists, punch them in the face and take their wallet and say in a deep monotone, “This is stealing.”