I get asked a lot about “theft.” Someone burns or copies some of my music for someone else. From the point of copyright (intellectual property) this is theft. Maybe from someone else’s point it’s just music, and it’s their right to take what should be free.
I don’t have an answer, but I do have an opinion. I can’t change the world, but I can change the way I think about the world. People are going to do these things, and it’s already happened. Why focus on it?
There are people out there who are smart and/or intuitive enough to know that if you don’t support what you love, then it goes away. It’s that easy.
And, despite someone putting one of my CD’s up on soundcloud for a free download there exist a precious and generous amount of people out there who value what I do and support me in every way that they can.
Why not just focus on them all the time?
A recap of ASCAP suing the girl scouts for campfire song royalties.
John Mclaughlin (historic and epic guitarist of our time finally speaks out on “piracy”)