yep, that about covers it

The RIAA says “MUSIC MUST NEVER BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE OR ARTISTS WILL NEVER MAKE A LIVING,” but what they really mean is “if people can download music for free, they’ll only pay the artists if they think their work is worth it, which means they won’t have to go through us, which prevents us from taking a MASSIVE chunk of the money while the artists hardly get any.” You’ve proven it, and other independent artists have proven it as well.

Clipped from a random comment that caught my eye on Jonathan Coulton‘s site. I’ve heard many variations on this theme but this one wins points for being so succinct.

Don’t know JoCo? This Yahoo!-produced video piece makes for an interesting introduction… but listening to some music is probably even better.

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