Derek Sherinian: downloading will put me out of business


SoT: So what is your take on the digital downloading revolution? I'm just curious about that.

DS: I think it sucks because its stealing money out of the artist's pockets. In one sense its good because it is exposing people's music to places where there are no record stores, but at the same time everyone gets your record for free and no one wants to pay for it. So then what happens is smaller artists like myself end up being put out of business and we are not able to make records any more. It would be nice if everyone bought the record instead of just stealing it.
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