Gov. Regulation of Music Industry
Aaron Eason A3
The Issue and its' history
Interview with an expert
Chris: They affect lots of things, just not as much as the fans. For example, they go to pass things that prevent us from downloading music on our websites, but people are greedy, and don't want to pay for stuff, so they get shot down.
Me: What's your opinion on downloading free music?
Chris: I'm not gonna say I don't do it, we all do, because why buy a song when we can just download it for nothing? Then again, I also won't say I don't feel guilty, since I know how much it hurts the artist when everyone is doing it. But it's hard to fight that "better me than you" feeling. And the government just has bigger things on their plate to worry about than that.
Me: What else could the government do to help artists?
Chris: They could be more serious about stopping illegal music downloading, and maybe step in a little more regarding the division of money in the music industry, instead of letting the artists suffer. But really they can't do much else.
Record labels need to earn less profit that should for the most part belong to the artists.