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Kid Rock Slams iTunes, Fine With Illegal Downloading

June 19, 2008 04:18:21 GMT

The U.S. rocker stated to the press that he doesn't like the idea of promoting his albums via iTunes.


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While many artists are using iTunes as one of the means to promote their album, Kid Rock thinks otherwise and believes that he can still sell many records without it. Kid's statement was said during a recent interview with BBC.co.uk where he was explaining why he did not put his latest album "Rock N Roll Jesus" at iTunes.

Speaking about what he thinks about the Apple store's digital media outlet, Kid said, "The Internet was an opportunity for everyone to be treated fairly, for the consumer to get a fair price, for the artist to be paid fairly, for the record companies to make some money. But they stuck to the 'old system'." Explaining that he has no problems about not putting his albums on iTunes the singer stated, "I've just sold a million records, I'm not really feeling that blow."

Eventhough not liking the idea of putting his songs on the digital media application, Kid reveals that he eventually has to put it there because he can't avoid it. "I will be on iTunes eventually because I can't avoid it, but I like to always stick to my guns and prove a point and do something original and because I believe in it."

Beside revealing about what he thinks about iTunes, on the interview Kid also stated his mind about illegal downloading and hinted that he's actually fine with it. "I was telling kids - download it illegally, I don't care. I want you to hear my music so I can play live," he said.

Despite that he doesn't mind with illegal downloading, the rocker still said that practice is actually unfair and stated that people should not only steal music. "I don't agree with it. I think we should level the playing field. I don't mind people stealing my music, that's fine. But I think they should steal everything," Kid said.

© AceShowbiz.com




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