“I’ve known music piracy was rampant, but check it out. This week I sold 7,500 singles (which is pretty good), but 80,000 people stole it. No wonder so many of my friends in the business are losing their jobs. Kinda scary. Half the writers in Nashville can’t get a job anymore because of this. People pay five bucks for a cup of coffee, but not 99 cents for a song? . . . I worry sometimes that a sense of entitlement is creeping into our society. Entitlement is the killer of creation. Why work if everything [is] free? This country was built on hard work by people expecting to be paid! . . . I wanna say thank all y’all who love and support music. It’s the first thing they cut from school budgets, and now nobody wants to pay for it.”
- Ever notice that the voices of the artists themselves are missing in the file-sharing debate? From seasoned rock vets to up-and-coming indie acts, they've actually got a lot to say - from both sides. Pirate Verbatim exists as a platform to bridge this gap between the artist and the fan. You might be surprised at what you find here. Look around.