White Lies: ‘There will always be demand for music’

West London trio give their view on the state of the music industry

White Lies have said they do not fear the current state of the music industry.

Despite illegal download figures continuing to rise and CD sales constantly falling as previously reported on NME.COM the West London trio believe no matter what happens, demand for music will always be there.

Singer Harry McVeigh said: “People will always make music; people will always listen to music, so there’s demand out there. You’ve just got to figure out how to make enough money from it to do it full time.

“Maybe the music industry wasn’t quick enough on the uptake in terms of downloads – if they’d jumped on a bit more, then maybe they’d be a bit more successful.”

White Lies have enjoyed a successful 12 months scoring a new one album and the band say they have been unaffected by the changing shape of the industry.

Drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown told BBC 6 Music: “We’ve had the most successful year of our careers, and it doesn’t seem to have slowed us down at all, and I think it’s the same for other new bands.

“If you believe in what you’re doing and it’s good enough, then it won’t affect anyone.”