DAVID COVERDALE: Unauthorized MP3 Downloading Is "Unacceptable"

January 13, 2002

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale is not a fan of unauthorized MP3 downloading. And that's putting it mildly. According to the singer, “my opinion of ANY freebie download, ripping off, and totally disregarding the consequences to the artist...and his/her career...remains the same...Utterly unacceptable...Unless the artist is personally, and willingly giving their work as 'treats' to their supporters...The short term consequences are already in evidence...diminishing record sales all over the World...'Tis a fact...many of the musicians you now enjoy, could very well be compromised by the lack of sales...starting with being unable to secure a recording contract with a major label...It's already happening...Very sad...”

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