The BBC’s youth-focused Newsbeat site has been running some articles about music piracy this week, including a visit to the BPI’s anti-piracy team, and canvassing the views of some musicians. Most come out against it, from Jessie J (“You can’t make music for free, you can’t live for free…”) to John Newman (“I think it’s disgusting. Get some respect for the artist…”) with only Sean Paul expressing a contrary view (“I get promotion out of it, which is a good thing for me…”). It’s perhaps a reminder for some other artists that Spotify isn’t the villain it’s been painted as in recent weeks. And it’s also a sign that artists are still prepared to put their heads above the parapets to talk about piracy, despite past online abuse handed out to the likes of Lily Allen for doing just that.

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