The Music singer Robert Harvey has criticised download culture, saying the rise in digital sales and the fall in record sales has made music too disposable.
Speaking to BBC News, Harvey also criticised big bands for giving away free downloads and not helping unsigned acts.
“Songs have just become an accessory now, they’re not something to believe in anymore and they can’t change lives like they used too,” he said.
“I think it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for unsigned bands to do anything,” he continued. “I find it bizarre that bands who give music away act like saviours when they could quite easily be helping smaller bands on the label who can’t afford to even tour.
“I just feel there is less investment in real music now.”