April 28, 2010 13:12
50 Cent speaks out on music piracy
Rappers says music industry needs to be 're-developed'
50 Cent has spoken out about his ongoing fight against illegal downloading.
The rapper was keen to state that music piracy is not killing the music industry, but is giving it new challenges and obstacles to overcome.
"I don't think the music business is dying. I think we're just experiencing technology and we just have to pass new laws, eventually, to change how music is being distributed,” he said.
50 Cent has suggested that the way the industry is run needs to be changed in order for the problems of piracy to be solved, reports MTV News.
"There's no lack of interest in great material, I don't see people 'not' going to the nightclub or enjoying themselves when the song comes on," he explained. "It's just about redeveloping what the music business is. It's easier to download a song that's three minutes long, probably about three or four seconds for you to download it, it's easier to steal.”
The rapper added that he believes things will start changing when piracy really begins to impact on the movie business. He declared that he could see things altering “when you got your blockbuster film doing $120 million in a weekend and then that blockbuster film that they spent $120 million comes out and nobody goes to see but everybody watched it because they could pull it off their computer and see it on HD at home on a theatre. They'll change those laws".
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