To people searching The Selection or The Elite tag looking for a free download
Stop it. You have no idea how many people it took to make my book. You’re ripping off tons of very hardworking, awesome people. If you cannot afford to buy the book, I get it. Go to a library. That’s what it’s for. Also, friends.
And to people offering to distribute my book… Not. Cool.
Since when has Jared been ok with illegal downloading???? omfg...you NEED to see Artifact
And you need to see the Q&A at the TIFF screening of Artifact
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3zJFz3tc7o (Minute 15 onwards, and especially from minute 16)
“But the best way to support an artist is directly. You know, buy a ticket, buy a t-shirt, buy the album, you know. If you can’t afford it, steal it. Or steal it, if you like it, buy it. You know, whatever makes you sleep well at night. I don’t really care. I don’t get in the middle of that debate. I’m happy if people stea-… If given the choice, you are gonna steal my album and listen to it, or not listen at all? Steal it and listen to it, of course! If you wanna buy it, I guess, buy it. I’m never gonna see the money anyway, you know”.- Jared
What makes me angry about people who defend illegally downloading music
is that they say “most of the money goes to the record label”. Yes, that may be true, but does the label not deserve some money? For one thing, they’re the ones promoting the band, paying out the money for music videos, posters, photoshoots, studio time, producers, album artists and so on.
If the label didn’t get any money do you really think that the artist would be able to even have a career?