I'm more convinced than ever that there is an increasing generational divide between those who are capable of understanding and respecting the creative economy and those whose sense of entitlement and ignorance beggars belief.
Those who go on about music wanting to be free should apply that to every other aspect of their lives and see how quickly the well runs dry.
It is not like the only one who benefit for file sharing is the listeners, the artists themselves benefit from it too!
Cause they are most likely music listerns too an individual degree...file sharing do not only save them money that can be used to sustain their own art...
it can also bring them new inspiration to create something new..something they never would ever found if it wasn't for file sharing and free music...as I see it both artists and listeners benefit from this generous and giving attitude of "sharing". Also our environment does benefit from it too... (if any one cares about that). I also strongly thing that artists make better music when they make it independently and when not money is on their mind.
if all music should be bought with your hard earned money... you would not have the possibility to
go through the whole ocean of music out there... As I see it...the only way to go through this ocean of music is file sharing... The availability is not the problem...
almost every album recorded is available on Soulseek, the main problem as I have is the "time", I simply do not have the time to listen to all the music, I can have the time to skim through an album for about two minutes, depending on the genre, but I hear quite instantly if this music is substantial for my ears. If it wasn't for file sharing I wouldn't have heard much music for sure...
I have the habit to write down and rate all music I listen to to remember all music I have been listening to, about of all 18 000 albums during my lifetime have been listening too, I have bought about 300 albums, this is music that I can't live without. Before file sharing I did just as Ferngerms get burned a lot...bought a lot of "crap" music...that does not deserve the space..
This is usually music that I have rated very high and that I really think deserve a place in my shelf.