“As a smaller independent label we suffer greatly with sites that share illegal downloads of our releases which cuts into much needed revenue for both the label and artists and anything that can be done to help stop this is well worth supporting as an industry”
Mark Ellison, label manager
Coflo Ferreira, Owner, Label Manager, Artist:
"Music is the imagery of our mind. No, you can't hang it in galleries, see it dance across a stage or act out a powerful monolog in a major film; but what you can hear in music can power the imagination to create endless emotions. Emotions that are undeniable in the blueprint of our human biology. Stealing our digital music is like stealing a piece of our soul, it is a piece of what makes us human. It takes form the little financial support our artists and their support systems have to deliver these special pieces of their humanity to the world."
Andy Reid, Label Owner / Artist:
"Piracy effects everyone in the music industry negatively but above all artists and creators. It's extremely challenging to make a career making music in today's world and every penny counts for a lot of artists and labels. The fact that people still openly and without remorse continue to steal music when there are so many easy and affordable ways to access it legally and pay the people involved for their work is truly terrible and a threat to many to keep creating."