it just gets worse
#l m a o I didn’t think musicians made quite as much off music sales as they did off merch and tickets anyway #also there’s a little thing called Spotify
reblogging for Spotify mention because I don’t know whether or not Gene Simmons knows KISS albums are on that site
maybe someone should let him know
He’s been ranting about file sharing for years.
"The record industry doesn’t have a f*cking clue how to make money. It’s only their fault for letting foxes get into the henhouse and then wondering why there’s no eggs or chickens. Every little college kid, every freshly-scrubbed little kid’s face should have been sued off the face of the earth. They should have taken their houses and cars and nipped it right there in the beginning. Those kids are putting 100,000 to a million people out of work." - Gene Simmons, 2007
Three years later, he said more directly:
"Make sure your brand is protected, be litigious, sue anybody — take their homes, their cars, DON’T LET ANYBODY CROSS THAT LINE." - Gene Simmons, 2010
Wonder how many cars and homes he has stored in his backyard. Shake in fear, pirates, he will take your freakin’ CORGI!
Or maybe not. Gene Simmons is now a broken man.
"It’s very sad for new bands. … They just don’t have a chance. You’re better off not even learning how to play guitar or write songs." - Gene Simmons, 2014
Mr. Simmons doesn’t understand the modern world, so just let the entire art of music vanish into the mists of time, I guess.