Ruben, Label Manager Owner and artist:
"One of the most unpleasant example of how these pages work is that: Even though it hasn't gone on sale (we are in Pre-sale)my latest work, is available on those platforms to download... where's the security flaw? i dont know ... but the losses are already insured even before that goes on sale. First we lost a record store with the P2P like Napster, Emule, and since 2007 we see how these pages earn fortunes while the electronic music industry enters on losses and has to almost consider selling music as a promotion of its artists and not a business..."
Mikhail Shkulov, Label Manager:
"Of course, we are losing part of the revenue that is necessary for the development of the label, and we also do not have complete official information about how widely our music is distributed, as part of the statistics takes piracy away."
Dan Nugent, Producer/DJ:
"Painful to see your music given away free before it even hits the sales platforms."
Jon Sheppard, Record Label:
"As a small independent label, piracy is a huge problem for us and has a direct effect on our business. "