How much do you pirate?
Why do you pirate it?
Do musicians have to meet certain criteria to make you want to pirate their work, or purchase their work?
I sometimes will buy an album I enjoyed.
I'm not going to buy an album without listening to it in full.
If I couldn't pirate music I would've never gotten into music and never would've purchased the 150~ albums I own nor would I have gone to some concerts.
Of all the lame excuses this ranks among the worst.
I, like fucking everyone who pirates, do it because it's free and I like having money.
I'm not gonna get into the morals of it etc but watching other pirates squirm with weird excuses that try and seem like they're being noble (as above) or fighting against the establishment somehow... it's all fucking cringeworthy.
if the band is giving it for free than I'll take it. i usually only pirate more popular music tho cuz what the fuck are they gonna miss it. small artists that clearly aren't in out for money are the ones who probably deserve it the most.
Surely you acknowledge that this is simply your MODERN mind thinking this?
"In the old days," people bought records without hearing them in full. What's wrong with that? Why can't you or I do that?
>i usually only pirate more popular music tho cuz what the fuck are they gonna miss it.
I'm usually of this mind as of late. Basically, if the artist is on a label or at least making a good living then I don't see the necessity of buying their album.
Still stands, if I wasn't able to pirate music 5~ years ago I would've never gotten into music and I would not spent hundreds just getting into it.
As a result of piracy, I ended up purchasing 150~ records and going to 20~ live shows that I would've not ended up doing if piracy did not exist.
>Still stands, if I wasn't able to pirate music 5~ years ago I would've never gotten into music and I would not spent hundreds just getting into it.
True but sales are down overall, indicating that despite supposedly "more people getting into music" that people still don't care about music the same as they did back then...
adding on, If piracy somehow ceased to exist tomorrow, I would end up buying quite a few new releases that I would not initially buy normally.
However, I would not buy new releases by artists I haven't listened to and would probably lose a lot of my interest in music. (I don't want to spend 200$ to find one good album in a sea of mediocrity)
i have stolen a terabyte of music, most of which i will never listen to, and i sleep very sound at night
>accounts like vevo aren't piracy
They are very clearly the only possible response to piracy.
>there's also shit like Spotify
They were back in the day, too.
>They are very clearly an attempt at marketing, youtube is a big part of consumer culture.
VEVO only exists because people keep uploading songs and albums to YouTube and so the record companies decided to make at least a version where the money to the artists; same as Spotify.
>Can't be piracy if it's legal.
This kind of reasoning is juvenile and anti-music.
Slavery was legal for a time too, you know.
This for me aswell. I don't ever buy something unless I care about it enough to want a physical copy... and I'm broke, so I can't exactly impulse buy. And the big three disgust me. So there's that.
And as for movies, I'm not paying for payperview shit or a streaming service with a poor selection like Netflix or Amazon prime. And I don't want my payment going to the royalties of Hollywood. Because they also disgust me.
I pirate pretty much everything and buy vinyls here and there even though I don't have a record player (won't buy digital and collecting CDs isn't something I want to start doing).
I try using Spotify every once in a while but then an article is RTed into my timeline reminding me that the artist I'm listening to doesn't make jack shit from Spotify plays and stop.
As much as I can.
Because with the amount of music i go through it would be pointless to spend all that money. I may download an album and only listen it to for a week
Yes, if i liked their last album and their next album is going to be good or has a good single from it i will buy it.
I've pirtated Terabytes over the years, and I've also spent thousands on LP's and cassette's usually straight from the artist on bandcamp.
I don't pretend it's something good to pirate, but it's just super easy to get something off what or even the archive than to try and buy it.
i perpetuate the suffering of sentient beings by eating meat every day
i've got worse things to feel guilty about than stealing music
If it only exists in digital format, or is ridiculously hard/expensive to cop an LP of I definitely will pirate it.
I own a couple hundred CD's, records, and tapes but still pirate a lot.
I pirate everything I want that isn't on Spotify already, with a few exceptions of artists I actually want to really support.
I pirate because the other option is paying for everything and that would destroy either my wallet or my music library.
I have to really like the musician/band, on a somewhat personal level, for me to buy their work.