Brian Tappert, Co-Founder:
"Its time to take action against these pirates! Enough is enough..."
Robb McDaniels, CEO:
"We are proud to support The Music Mission in their efforts against music piracy. Only by working together, can our industry put an end to this unethical practice and bring back deserved revenue to rights holders. We are thankful that Audiolock is forging this effort and we look forward to assisting them where we can."
David Morgan, Manager:
"A co-ordinated approach to tackling these unlicensed sites is long overdue and Juno Download is proud to support this crucial initiative to ensure download revenues get to the rightful owners."
Ben Rush, CEO:
"The fact that this type of pirate site, without offering free downloads, can thrive despite charging users up to $45 a month, highlights that the claim often made: ‘we can’t compete with free so why try fighting piracy’ is no longer a reason to think you should just allow it to continue. "
Dom Kerley, VP of Artists, Content and Labels:
"Music piracy isn't new, but as the industry has grown, the pirates have got smarter and more organised. These pay-to-access sites are specifically designed to confuse consumers and unfortunately, they are incredibly successful. When Music Mission approached us to help them tackle the sites directly, get them taken down permanently and remove their means of taking payments, we were fully on board. The process itself is incredibly easy - it just takes the industry to unite and work together, and we're proud to be part of the movement "
Sharan Ghuman, Rights Protection Manager:
"PRS for Music is proud to support AudioLock and Label Worx’s The Music Mission initiative. Shutting down pay-for-access pirate sites will ultimately, financially benefit the wider dance music industry, especially the creators – our members."
James Holdsworth, Event Organiser:
"BMC fully believes that all artists should be paid for their work & firmly supports The Music Mission in its quest to achieve this"
Gareth Jones, Label Manager:
"In the current climate where live income has been significantly reduced for our artists, we're more concerned than ever with the illegal sharing of audio files. "
Michael Kill, CEO:
"Music is such an important part of our society, and the creative minds that produce and orchestrate these amazing works should see the benefit, The Music Mission are fighting for music and creators, making a stand against businesses exploiting music."
Arny Bink, Label Manager:
"The only pirate we like is one from the Caribbean, first name Jack, last name Sparrow :)."
Tom Parkinson, CEO:
"We are very happy to support this initiative from our friends at AudioLock, who we have worked with for many years in the fight to stop illegal piracy of music copyrights. It's important especially in times of a crisis like COVID19 that artist and writers get paid, as they are usually at the end of the chain and ultimately most likely to miss out. We want to help in any way possible to keep the legitimate revenue streams flowing, denying the pirates any chance of capturing our income, so we can pay our artists."
Ed Gilmore, Record Label Manager:
"As a boutique record label we are aware more than ever of the impact of music piracy. The Music Mission not only defends our music and our artists, but also our consumers from fraudulent and poor quality music. We are proud to partner with them to help protect our artists and make the music industry a fairer place for all"
Simon Hills, Digital Manager:
"We support this initiative and its aims to redirect much-needed funds at a critical time to the independent dance sector and its artists. The numbers of visitors to these unlicensed sites are eye-opening but does potentially pose some serious questions (and answers?) to the licensed platforms and their current price points."
Gavin Foord, Record Label Manager:
"This project is so important for labels & artists, in these difficult times where there is no live revenue for artists, we need to be doing all we can to make sure everyone is being paid every single penny."
Jamie Kemp, Director of Sales:
"Music is the lifeline to our business, without income from genuine music sales we would not be able to operate and support the wide ecosystem of incredibly talented artists that make up the Toolroom Family. Toolroom works with legitimate digital music platforms and has done for over 17 years now, these platforms have strict procedures and guidelines in place to ensure reporting, piracy and other key issues within the music industry are met with high standards. The Music Mission is a project that is invaluable – we fully support the incredible work that will be going on in the background to target sites that feel they can do what they wish without any label permissions, any reporting for artists and a disrespect for the music industry as a whole. The Music Mission is a key part of The Toolroom Family."
Ralf Kollmann, Owner/Director:
"The recording industry is the only segment in our music eco system thats not heavily affected by the actual situation. So its even more important than ever that revenues for music usage are generated legally and distributed to artists. Show solidarity and use legal sources to download and stream music now!"
Wez Saunders, Managing Director:
"Those guys behind Audiolock have never stopped fighting for you, the artist. Here they are again doing their bit to kill one of the banes of my life; paid for pirate platforms. The Music Mission is certainly a welcomed platform"
George Heslop, Digital Marketing:
"Piracy has been a huge problem for us for a long time, with the help of AudioLock we're hopefully turning a corner and driving fans to legitimate music services, but its a constant battle ."
Alex Corrigan, Digital Content Opperations:
"Since working with AudioLock we have managed to significantly clamp down on pirated music which had been really damaging to some of our priority campaigns. The Music Mission is something all independent artists should really get behind! "
Gemma Hart, Digital Manager:
"It's really great that The Music Mission is recognising and tackling this new wave of piracy. The extra revenue generated from converting these paying users to legal sites is needed now more than ever for artists."
Simon Fraser, Label Manager:
"There is value in some forms of piracy. The Grateful Dead wouldn't have been who they were without bootlegs. But when a piracy ring establishes itself behind a veneer of legitimate distribution, that's blatant fraud. And that must be eliminated."
Greg Marshall, Electronic Music Trade Association :
"The issue of DJs sourcing tracks from pirate subscription download sites is a major problem which takes away vital income from artists and the electronic music supply chain of retailers, distributors, labels, publishers and artist managers. This initiative presents a new collective opportunity to disrupt piracy and prevent future loss of income. "
DAN MCKIE, Label Owner:
"These illegal sites have been going on for far too long. They need to be stopped so artists and labels can earn from an already tough industry."
Matt Pruitt, Traxsource Jackin House & Lounge/Chillout A&R genre manager. Label owner. DJ/Producer.:
"Relatively speaking, my labels do very well, and I'm fortunate I work for Traxsource, otherwise it would be nearly impossible to generate enough income to do music full time with the piracy as bad as it is. The Music Mission gets my full support!"
Gosiame Maodi, DJ/Producer/Label Owner:
"I don`t like it to see when other pirate sites using my music for their own benefit but not us. "
Nikola Jovicevic & Milos Rakonjac, Artist & Label Manager:
"We would do anything, but anything to stop this piracy trend because we dedicated our life to the music that we share with all of you every day. We just want to be able to make a living from the effort we put in, nothing else... To have a decent life. It`s a matter of RESPECT."
Dimitry Bondarenko, Label Manager:
"Piracy affects my label badly and I want to do something about it. "
Alexandros Varveris, C.E.O. & Founder:
"Support the artists!"
Adam Tiran, Director of Operations:
"Piracy in Africa continues to be a major scourge for artists trying to earn a living from their music, so we fully support Traxsource in bringing the industry together to confront this reality for dance music particularly. "
Cory Centric, Label Manager:
"It destroys creativity and enriches those who do not care about music only money"
David Edward Munderich, Sing, Rap, Produce:
"Alea iacta est "
Kiko Navarro, Label Owner:
"It affects us the same way"
Al Copeland, Independent Artist & Label Owner:
"Being an independent artist/label carries its own challenges. Having someone else profit from your hard work, time, money and obstacles shouldn't be one of them."
Panagiotis Falcos, CEO & President:
"It's really sad that you are spending your whole life working hard to write music, and at the end, someone else grabs your money which you feed your family and destroying your career."
Elmer R Mooring Jr, Label:
"As a new and very small independent label, piracy is still one of the biggest obstacles and problems we face...."