A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing
Subject:   Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves
Date:   2003-11-03 10:16:00
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves


Hello everyone,

For a college project my group is doing a presentation to a class of 35 about MP3's and how it hurts the artists with the objective of getting people to buy the music. Bassically everyone knows it's wrong, but you feel like a sucker for paying $12.99 for something you can easily get for free. One of main aruguments for MP3's is 'well so what they'er [whatever artist] making one million a year instead of three million.' So what I'm looking for is someone that is very hurt by MP3 use. Like let's say in 1997 they made $15,000 from live concerts and $15,000 from CD sales, but when MP3's came out there CD sales went down 90% and they had to get jobs also and focus less on their music as a result, which further decreased their music revenues. Any artists with a true story of this kind please e-mail me at and we will use your personal story in our presentation, we feel that an emotional appeal will be extremely helpful to our cause.