What are your views on your music, and the music of others, being shared illegally?

Ott responded on 10/01/2012

I think it's great when people share music and I don't really care about the 'illegally' part.

I've been sharing music with my friends since I was 10 - on cassette recorded from the radio or from vinyl and then on DAT and CDr.

The fact that the process has since become vastly more efficient just means people have heard my music in every remote corner of the world. So now I get to make a living travelling to those places and playing it to them in person.


What slightly annoys me are those bullshit mp3 download sites which fleece unsuspecting people into paying for music harvested from BitTorrent trackers, but there's not a lot anyone can do about that. There will always be bottom feeders.

I'm happy for people to share my music with their friends and if they want they can head over to my Bandcamp page:

...and listen to my entire back catalogue in [almost] CD quality for free as many times as they like.

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