HELP STOP THE THEFT OF MUSIC
DON’T LET ANYONE copy, share, burn, rip, upload, side-load, re-distribute, duplicate, or otherwise infringe upon our copyrighted recordings and intellectual property. Its okay to put our CD’s on your personal iPod, but please don’t let our albums be copied by friends or family. These days, we’re really trying to prevent unauthorized duplication, file sharing, and music piracy, and you can help. The unauthorized copying and distribution of songs is just plain wrong, and it really hurts and makes it financially impossible for some musicians to record their albums. Giving away music for free does NOT result in more CD sales for some or all musicians; it just takes money away from bands, and makes it impossible for some bands to stay in business. That’s not fair or cool at all. Is it okay to sneak into a movie theater without paying, as long as you tell other people how great the movie was? Of course not.
This is the real and serious consequence of music piracy and illegal downloading. Yes, the internet can be a source of great exposure, and artists appreciate people spreading the word. But stealing is NOT an acceptable way to promote music or anyone’s music. A better idea…just TELL your friends about an artist that you like, let them LISTEN to one of that artist’s CD’s, but THEN tell them to PLEASE GO BUY that Artist’s OWN CD. The albums of the artists or musicians are theirs; they created them, they own them, and they are allowing you the people to enjoy their work on the condition that you pay a purchase price. There are real costs associated with recording, producing, manufacturing, and distribution, and all musicians or artists have to sell as many CD’s as possible just to break even. They don’t want a huge profit; they aren’t in this business to get rich. They just want to earn enough money to continue making more new albums for you the crowd to enjoy.