Artists Speaking Out
“Historically, it’s taken brave actors standing up for unpopular positions to effect positive change in America. . . . .
Sadly, because of the fragile nature of the livelihoods of artists and indie labels it’s terribly risky for them to speak up publicly about about their feelings and the real effect of piracy.
Better to bleed slowly than jab a dagger into my own heart would be an appropriate metaphor.
The mob mentality and anger that is visited upon those who do speak up has resulted in voices who could be beneficial to this conversation to go silent to the detriment of the entire debate.
Think I’m wrong?
Ever wonder why the overwhelming majority of your favorite artists and indie labels remain mum on the subject publicly except those who are taking the popular position?
We’ve only been hearing from one side for too long…. and that has hurt our ability to find a way forward.
For only when you truly listen and respect an opinion different from your own can you begin to have a real conversation about how best to move forward.”
Speak Out. Make A Difference. Sign the Petition: www.takedownstaydown.org
Identity Hidden Saturday, January 21, 2012 Anonymous post from the Blog, Digital Music News.