Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fill your pockets with Stone's

Joss Stone isn't worried if you download her stuff without approval. Not in the slightest:

“I think it’s great,” adding “Yeah, I love it. I think it’s brilliant and I’ll tell you why. Music should be shared. I believe that this is how music turned into like, some crazy business. The only part about music that I dislike is the business that is attached to it. Now, if music is free, then there is no business, there is just music.”

Obviously, you might feel a little confused as to why, if commercialisation is so bad, Stone lovingly embraced doing ads for Cadburys. Maybe she just dreams of a day when there is no chocolate industry, just chocolate?

It turns out she does want some business, though:
“As long as you come to my show, and have a great time listening to the live show it’s totally cool, I don’t mind,”

So: distribution deals and publishing - bad; ticketmaster mark-ups and venue bans on photography - good. Hope that's cleared that up.

[Thanks to Michael M]