Lilly Allen n’a pas aimÃ© le ‘pay what you want’ mis en place par Radiohead Ã la sortie de l’albumÂ In rainbows :
Ce n’est pas bien mÃ©chant vous allez me dire… En septembre 2009, elle remet le couvert :
â€œThese guys from huge bands said file-sharing music is fine. It probably is fine for them. They do sell-out arena tours and have the biggest Ferrari collections in the world.
â€œFor new talent though, file-sharing is a disaster as itâ€™s making it harder and harder for new acts to emerge.
â€œYou donâ€™t start out in music with the Ferraris. Instead you get a huge debt from your record company, which you spend years working your a*** off to repay.
â€œWhen you manage to get a contract, all those pretty videos and posters advertising your album have to be paid for and, as the artist, you have to pay for them.
â€œIâ€™ve only just finished paying off all the money I owe my record company. Iâ€™m lucky that Iâ€™ve been successful and managed to pay it back, but not everyoneâ€™s so lucky.
â€œThe more difficult it is for new artists to make it, the less new artists youâ€™ll see and the more British music will be nothing but puppets paid for by Simon Cowell.â€
She added: â€œIs this the way we want British music to go? Now, obviously Iâ€™m going to benefit from fighting piracy, but I think without fighting it, British music is going to suffer.
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Sauf qu’Ed est d’accord avec elle et ne tarde pas Ã le faire savoir :
Allen had suggested that O’Brien and other already successful musicians had a lax attitude to file-sharing as it wouldn’t affect them as much financially as it would smaller bands.
« I completely agree with Lily Allen, » O’Brien said. « We’re [Radiohead] certainly not going to suffer. A lot of people have downloaded our music for free, but ultimately we don’t suffer as much as a small band. »
He went on to say that young music lovers should be encouraged to stop file-sharing through education and providing cheaper legal downloads. He criticised the Government’s proposal to cut of internet connections of those who persistently file-share.
« At the moment the industry is saying you get them to change their behaviour by threatening them, » he said. « We don’t think this is realistic. Hopefully we can educate them [music fans] and say, ‘Listen, if you want a great vibrant music scene and your favourite bands to be able to carry on doing it, you have a responsibility to pay for some of the work that they’ve produced’.
« Record companies have to license out the recordings a lot more. You want to make it completely user-friendly for somebody to be able to download something. Make it cheaper as well. Basically have more websites out there selling people’s work.
Le dÃ©bat est tel qu’une centaine d’artistes anglais se rÃ©unissent et discutent du pirarate, et Lilly Allen en sera. VoilÃ comment Ed en parle :
« In the meeting, we didn’t always agree but we came to an agreement that we thought was good for everyone.
« We’re going to have further meetings like this, we’re going to get together – we’ve realised the importance of doing this together.â€