Everyone should read this - Especially YOU (you know who you are).
I’m not going to pretend I’ve never downloaded from a file sharing site - but these days I buy the music I want to hear because it’s easy, and duh, the quality and diversity of music I get to hear is directly related to the artist’s ability to continue making it.
The article is long but rewarding and enlightening. I couldn’t find any small part more important than another to quote from so I’m quoting only the one humorous, snarky bit that made me lol.
Congratulations, your generation is the first generation in history to rebel by unsticking it to the man and instead sticking it to the weirdo freak musicians!
I am genuinely stunned by this. Since you appear to love first generation Indie Rock, and as a founding member of a first generation Indie Rock band I am now legally obligated to issue this order: kids, lawn, vacate.
You are doing it wrong.