“Piracy affects us all, there are times that we cannot even pay a royaltie to a producer, due to its few sales, and because the sales it has had have been from pirate portals.”
ANGEL MENDEZ, Label ManagerSandy Records
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. "
Eli, DJ / Producer / Label Owner / Fan:
"After all these years of making small efforts or looking the other way, it's time to put a stop to our music being stolen! It's hard enough to survive as an independent artist / label."
Duron Tarik, Label Owner:
"The wild west mentality has to be stopped by any means."