“99.9% of artists and labels are in this for the love of the music. They are not superstars; they are not millionaires; they are you and me - often not making a dime; and, in fact, often spending more then they make for their craft and passion. At Pluralistic Records, we donate a good deal of our proceeds to non-profits supporting youth and the arts. These pirate sites are anti-music, anti-art, and anti-artist. ”
Nate Laurence, Label OwnerPluralistic Records
Lizwi Nyandu, Label Manager:
"Piracy breaks the music cycle"
Pfunzo , Label manager :
"Piracy is a huge problem to artists because we all need to make at least something from our art but due to piracy it becomes difficult "
Tim O'Malley, Label Manager:
"In an increasingly competitive market piracy of music has a really damaging impact on creative arists and labels who need important revenues to continue even if its just enough to cover costs,"
Andrei Ungureanu, Label Manager:
"Piracy is damaging creativity. It steals work from producers and labels crew and more than that it acts as legitimate in front of the music fans. Most of the fans that pay to pirate sites are misleading, and that amount of financial effort is cowardly directed to wrong beneficiaries. Crossworlder has always been supporting young artist development, and this is in our core philosophy. Piracy is stopping young artists from understanding their mission within the global music industry. Its damage is more than financial. It is interfering with the natural development of the musical culture."