Tag: Illegal Music

TOOL’s Maynard James Keenan Talks About Illegal Downloading, His Autobiography, and the Future of the Music Industry

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan recently did an  interview with Jason P. Woodbury of Phoenix New Times and talked about everything from his upcoming autobiography, the future of music, to his thoughts on illegal downloading.  Check out some of that interview below. On his upcoming autobiography: Maynard: “I think there are a lot of misconceptions with some people that, …

SLIPKNOT Frontman Says ‘S**t’ New Music Is To Blame For Illegal Downloading

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has once again spoken out in defense of illegal music downloading, insisting that no one wants to pay for “crap” new music. He tells Britain’s Kerrang! magazine, “I have a completely different take on this from a lot of other people. A lot of people in the industry want to …

US Government Targeting Illegal Music Download and Torrent Sites

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly cracking down on illegal websites peddling counterfeit products online. U.S. authorities are targeting pirated music websites selling counterfeit goods, after focusing on illegitimate movie download sites for the last five months. TorrentFreak, which is a central point of information about Bit-Torrent file sharing sites, has listed more …

Gene Simmons Says Record Companies To Blame For Illegal Music Downloading

Gene Simmons wants to remind everyone that “stealing music, downloading it for free, is like someone stealing your weekly paycheck.” The KISS frontman and bassist makes no bones about what measures should be taken against people who illegally download music, saying the labels should have “taken the people’s houses and cars,” adding that “if there’s …

Fact: Pirates Buy 10 Times More Music

Those who download “free” music from P2P Networks are more likely to spend money on legit downloads than those who are squeaky clean, so says a study coming out of BI Norwegian School of Management. The music labels, however, aren’t quite buying that data. BI found that those between 15 and 20 are more likely …

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