Friday, February 22, 2008

Nils Petter Molvaer's comments

The Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer is not amused by internet music pirates and the buying habits of internet users, as he tells Christian Broecking (Berliner Zeitung). Recently he learned that a Russian website offered all of his music for just 2 Dollars. His recordings take a lot of financial input and he needs to be reimbursed. Molvaer had his first success with the Munich-based label ECM, but founded his own record label Sula four years ago in order to retain all the rights to his music. On his next CD he plans to include a web link for the buyers who are entitled to download seven or eight more further pieces without additional costs. He thinks the artist should decide when and how to give away his music.

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