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Erik Estrada English 12 Julian 21 January 2014 Music Piracy Ever wondered how the music that you listen to probably every day of your life becomes the music that you love so much? Well there is a long and tedious process that goes into to making just one song. The artists does his or her best to make a song that he or she likes and also a song that all of the fans would enjoy too. It takes days, maybe even weeks to just make one single song; and there are so many components or people that go into its creation. To start, there are songwriters and audio engineers, computer technicians and also the actually artist or artists in the song, and all of those people profit off of that one song. So when a person goes online and decides to…show more content…
He believes that it was only from 1970 to 1997 that recording artists earned significant revenue from records or compact discs. Prior to 1970 most revenue came from performing music live. Many now believe that we are returning to a period where live performances will be the main source of revenue for musicians. This is because live performances are, "the only unique, excludable, non-duplicable product left in the music business" (Schultz). David Bowie concurs, advising current musicians that, "You'd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left" (Páreles). Musicians are having to tour more and more than they would like to because of the lack of money they should be getting from the songs they produce. Going on tour means that musicians have to be away from their families and friends for months at a time. Why just recently Eminem, released his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. A week before the album come out, Eminem himself sent out a public service announcement video onto Marshall Mathers YouTube page. Eminem states “ due to a massive amount of bootlegging and constant downloading, people are no longer buying our CD’s so that we can get paid for our f**cking work…and being forced to tour, not being able to see my kids and causing more stress”. So as you can see the recording artists are also aware of the massive increase of

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