“Not a day goes by where I ask myself after getting up in the morning: does it all still make sense? I ask myself the question several times. As DJ, producer, label and radio boss. I don't know how much longer I can answer this question with yes...”
Chris Maico Schmidt, Label Manager, DJ, Producer & RadioEvosonic Records
Juan Torres, Label Manager:
"Our royalties are being really affected because of piracy. Royalties are not covering our fixed costs, so each quarter we are in red numbers."
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...."
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. "