Analogue Magazine, in a 2007 interview with King Tut’s Mark Boyd, says “obscurity is a far greater threat to young artists than piracy”. Mark says:
““I love peer to peer sharing. I think it’s got corporate big guys in a bundle and that’s great. At least some of the reason people don’t buy records any more is that they know it’s not going to the band. . . Music has real value. Emotions have real value. That’s what matters. . . Being able to spread music so easily and to such a large audience is a beautiful thing. We have the ability to play our music for someone on the other side of the world, by just clicking away from the comfort of our own home. As for the death of the major labels? Well it’s about fucking time… It’s so easy for people to overlook one of the true meanings of making music, self expression. The idea that there are corporate know-it-alls deciding what the general public should be listening to is a joke. Now there’s finally a way for damn good musicians to get their music out, and it has these big types on edge.”
King Tut is by no means an established name in music, but with all the mentions of these smaller bands who haven’t “made it big” by those on all sides of the piracy issue, we thought that it might be important to hear it from these bands themselves.
KT issues free music here.