Justin Timberlake identifies with those sued by the music industry, but also understands the other side of the story.
It [illegal downloading] didn’t affect me so much- when it came out I was probably about 19. So I understood both sides of it. If I hadn’t dropped out of school, I probably would have been at university and I probably would have been downloading music if it was that easy to. . . So I identify very emotionally with the defendants, being college kids, that these labels were going after. . . The record companies should take responsibility for not being of the time and not paying closer attention to what was going on. I don’t think one person sitting in a dorm room killed the music industry. . . On the other side, I know songwriters who had to take up different jobs because they don’t get to perform onstage, they don’t have endorsement deals. They get a small piece of the small pie to begin with.Advertisements