Why do we value the hardware that delivers music but not the music itself?

As found on 'The Trichordist - Artists For An Ethical Internet'

Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only ask the opportunity to present a countervailing viewpoint.

Read Dave Lowery's well thought through reply to the destructive trend of illegal song downloading and its affect on artists & our ability to continue creating new music. You will also find quite a number of comments from other readers as well.

Read it on 'The Trichordist' webpage. (You will also find the link to Emily White's original post.)

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