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The Breathing Process Comments On Illegal Music Downloads

Connecticut metallers The Breathing Process have issued the following statement regarding fans illegally downloading their music:

"We know that downloading is all the rage now a days, why pay for something that you can just have right? money sucks these days, jobs suck, fuck the economy, etc. What some of you may not know is that while downloading doesnt really effect pop acts that sell 234230813520486.. records like Linkin Park or Miley Cyrus, For bands at our level, it does so much more than take money away from us (which we don't care much about). Our last album we sold roughly 6,000 copies in stores, which was a lot more than we were expecting, but in order to get on one of those awesome agencies that will put us on tours at good sounding clubs with awesome bands, we have to sell at least 10,000 or so.

"Now after some research we found around 11,000 downloads of our album from various torrent sites, which means if no one downloaded, we would've sold like 17,000 records, and would've gotten on great tours that would actually come to your cities instead of the small towns surrounding it. All that those agencies can see is the official sound scan that shows that we SOLD in STORES 6,000. Politics in the band world are fucking bullshit, but we all kind of have to deal with it. So in closing to my long stupid rant, if you care about music and wish to see our band grow and continue on to make more records, BUY IT, downloading only makes our band grow weaker. And will make you grow incessantly long pubic hair that will NEVER GO AWAY!!"

The band's sophomore album "Odyssey: (Un)Dead" is set to be released on March 9th in the U.S. and March 8th in Europe.

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1. Transgression writes:

I'm all for paying for music, but 11k downloads doesn't necessarily mean an additional 11k copies sold. Most of those downloads are from people who want to try the music. If anything, an end to piracy would just equate to 11k people not hearing the music at all.

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2. Cynic writes:

Not an easy situation. But agreed with Transgression - 11k downloads doesn't mean 11k more sales, in fact it might meant 500 more sales. But it means 10k more fans, who would have never risked paying $30 for a cd and maybe a lot more will buy the upcoming one.

The internet ain't going nowhere, so like the man said it's up to us as fans to support the metal we love.

# Mar 1, 2010 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Riku writes:

this is bad

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