Oh man. I can't believe what this world has come to. It's not bad enough that there are starving children all over the world and the economic crisis has but millions out of work. Now we want to put the poor musicians like Steven Tyler out on the street. (Rosanna Arquette interview)
Steven Tyler net worth... $130,000,000.00
And poor Metallica. I deserved to get blocked from Napster for downloading free songs. Even after I payed $100 for that Metallica hockey jersey and $200 bucks on concert tickets.
Lars Ulrich net worth... $175,000,000.00
This list could go on forever, but you get the point. Since my first concert 30 years ago, I can't guess how many thousands of dollars I've spent on albums, tapes, CDs, shirts, tickets etc... I think I've purchased the right to collect a few free songs. Not only that, how do these people even justify possessing that much money? I'm sure Dr. Dre is very responsible with his cash (net worth... $260,000,000.00)
If you don't make enough on sales, concerts, merchandise etc... you can moonlight as a spot welder. I'll do my part by offering free downloads of the BlaxTone debut original..."Thundercoon"
In the new world, if your music makes it to the internet and people want it, not only will it be free for the taking, you should be flattered that people are interested.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!