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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco Talks About File Sharing

Posted by: Jason Tate (04/09/12)
Techdirt has posted an article on Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy regarding file sharing.
From the ArticleA piece of art is not a loaf of bread. When someone steals a loaf of bread from the store, that's it. The loaf of bread is gone. When someone downloads a piece of music, it's just data until the listener puts that music back together with their own ears, their mind, their subjective experience. How they perceive your work changes your work. Treating your audience like thieves is absurd. Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator. People who look at music as commerce don't understand that. They are talking about pieces of plastic they want to sell, packages of intellectual property. I'm not interested in selling pieces of plastic.

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09:46 AM on 04/09/12
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So much respect for this man and this band. Everyone needs a little Jeff Tweedy in their lives. And by a little I mean a lot.
09:46 AM on 04/09/12
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Cool story bro. Wonder what he thinks of spotify
09:47 AM on 04/09/12
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I can't wait to have all their pieces of intellectual property on vinyl.
09:48 AM on 04/09/12
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Very well said. Could not agree more.
09:48 AM on 04/09/12
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and this is a man who runs a label, badass as fuck
09:51 AM on 04/09/12
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10:04 AM on 04/09/12
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Interesting view, so he's ok with piracy?

Never listened to Wilco either.
10:06 AM on 04/09/12
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Cool story bro. Wonder what he thinks of spotify

What the fuck are you talking about?
10:07 AM on 04/09/12
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Interesting view, so he's ok with piracy?

Never listened to Wilco either.

Why? That's the only real question to that statement.
10:08 AM on 04/09/12
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Tweedy and Wilco forever.
10:08 AM on 04/09/12
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Last summer i downloaded torrents of all their albums. They are now my favorite band, and i have all but two of their albums on vinyl and cd. Also their latest live dvd which is fucking amazing. Jeff Tweety is a genius.
10:09 AM on 04/09/12
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I've never been into Wilco's music, but I have mad respect for them as artists.
10:20 AM on 04/09/12
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Okay, Tweedy. Release your entire discography for free, I'm waiting. Think of all the potential "collaborators"!

I'm a Wilco fan, and I'm disappointed in Tweedy for making these short-sighted comments.
10:23 AM on 04/09/12
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I've never been into Wilco's music, but I have mad respect for them as artists.

When your aim is to harm, you can never be a collaborator.
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