When you go to work, you expect a paycheck, you’re promised a paycheck, a paycheck is rightfully yours but … you don’t get one. You are good at what you do, and you love doing it…. It’s what you studied long hard hours for, it’s what you worked long hard hours to perfect. Would you continue your efforts, working just “for the love of It?” Would you continue to do it when you may or may not get paid for it … lets say it this way… “when your work is stolen?” Probably not.
Why should anyone expect us, musicians, song writers and producers to continue doing what we do, when we might or might not get compensated for it? Should we continue to do it “for the love of It?”
That’s what happens when our hard work, our hours of study and our hours of producing music results in our product being stolen, yep stolen, when someone downloads our music without paying for it … STEALING IT!
Imagine this the next time you steal from a hard working musician… Imagine bobbing your head, snapping your fingers, patting your foot, hustling, tangoing, be boppin, or buggn’ to the sound of NOTHIN!