CDs over the last couple of decades have served us well. We often get genuine experiences from CDs, such as getting them signed by our favorite artists. But unfortunately, that has taken a turn for the worst. CDs are dying because people think they are not worth it anymore. Chevy is already putting out a vehicle, the Spark, that has gotten rid of being able to play CDs, that everything you do comes from your MP3 player. So has Smart.There are many disadvantages to digital downloads. One being the fact if your computer crashes, you lose that music and you have to redownload it. Second of all, digital downloads lead to guess what? Pirating and file sharing. Both really should be illegal as musicians like myself have not gotten their fair share of profit because of lazy couch potatoes out there who attach the file in a email and say, "hey check this out." Pirating is really just a sin and anyone who pirates should not have access to the internet.
For example, you have this obscene site called The Pirate Bay. Millions of videos, pictures, audio files get uploaded on that site. Every time someone uploads something, it sucks money out of the hard working creators of that material. Yeah you might think "hooray something I like is free" but you know what you're doing? You're breaking the law. Nothing well worth it is free. People who support this black market activity should be sick with shame. They've made it harder for all of us. What's worse our generations are growing up thinking this is okay. That all music can just be accessed off yiour phone or computer. They think its okay to get this music for free or pay fifty cents or so for a download. Guess what, fifty cents cant pay my bills. So are we going to continue letting our younger generations think this obscene activity is okay? That nobidy gets hurt from it? We're really just brainwashing with a bunch of commercial propaganda.
Next is file sharing if I didnt already bring that up. This site called Forshared, owned by the tyrant Google, lets sharers run amok. We all know about Sirius XM right? Commercial free, unamended radio? Not every startup band can get on Sirius XM. FM radio stations are losing money because those who sponsor them just arent getting any interest. I remember the days when everybody used to call in and request a song. It would get played and everyone would learn about that artist. Not today, no no. You turn on your satellite radios in your cars, yu might get a bit of DJ commentary but thats it, music freely streams at your fingertips. In closing, I hope this speech has made some of you realize that we need to support the sales of CDs and stray away from Last.fm or iTunes. In the end you're not supporting musicians, you're killing them off. Become a more responsible listener, support FM stations and make the right choices.