Rockstars such as Noel Gallagher, former frontman of the band Oasis, and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins explain why digital piracy is actually killing independent music.

This article titled “Why piracy is perpetuating plastic pop” was written by Helienne Lindvall, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 8th June 2012 16.46 UTC

Ever since Lars Ulrich and his band Metallica experienced a massive public backlash for suing Napster, artists have been wary of speaking out against piracy. The fact that Ulrich was already wealthy perpetuated the myth that only greedy rock stars (and major labels) were upset about piracy (though, many years later, Ulrich declared his actions had never been about money but control).

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