I just want to illustrate that “small” personal decisions have very real consequences, particularly when millions of people make the decision not to compensate artists they supposedly “love”. And it is up to us individually to examine the consequences of our actions. It is not up to governments or corporations to make us choose to behave ethically. We have to do that ourselves.
I know that this is old (June 2012 to be exact) but just sit down and take read of this long letter to a writer by Emily White who…well from the first paragraph you’ll get the drift. it’s not just about the passion but more so about the combination of that, the slap in the face reality and accuracy of the many points about the real effect of not supporting artistry. have a read
The Almighty’s Blessings