Sunday, April 20, 2008
As we browse the blogs it's very satisfying to see how much progress has been made, and even from people that haven't joined our group. Many pirate blogs are now gone, tens of thousands of songs have been removed, but more importantly is the people who went from pirates to advocates and have started new blogs in cooperation with the labels and artists to do reviews and give songs away with permission. This is the direction we wanted to help move things and we're seeing results that are positive for the artist and the consumer. Many people said we couldn't make a difference, but we've made a difference, even if it is only in our small corner of the music galaxy. Sales are up, awareness is up and piracy is down.