Lily Allen has criticised Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and Ed O’Brien of Radiohead for condoning the sharing of music on the internet.
Writing on her Myspace blog, the 24-year old singer argued that “music piracy” was killing the music industry, making it harder for new acts to make a name for themselves.
“I think music piracy is having a dangerous effect on British music, but some really rich and successful artists like Nick Mason from Pink Floyd and Ed O’Brien from Radiohead don’t seem to think so," wrote Allen.
In a recent article in The Times, both artists had supported file sharing, along with the Featured Artist’s Coalition.
O’Brien said: “File sharing is like a sampler, like taping your mate’s music. You go, ‘I like that I’ll go and buy the album’. Or, ‘you know what I’ll go and see them live’. What’s going on is a huge paradigm shift.”
But Allen argued: "These guys from huge bands said file sharing music is fine. It probably is fine for them. They do sell out arena tours and have the biggest Ferrari collections in the world.”
“For new talent though, file sharing is a disaster as it’s making it harder and harder for new acts to emerge.”
Fucking bollocks, you nasty little faux muso. the reason you can't make it is because you are a novelty act, and the novelty is wearing off fast. All the musicians I know would rather someone listened to them first and paid for it second. No fucking up and coming act is going to stand on ceremony, they want as many people as possible to listen to their music so that they can start charging for it.
You're just another music industry sock puppet, with some corporate cunt sticking his fist up your cunt hard enough that he can work your jaw muscles from the inside.*
*There are valid arguments against file sharing but this isn't one of them. And I don't endorse copyright theft in any way, shape or form.