Many of my subscribers and newer artists are fearful of having their art “stolen” online. It’s a legitimate fear, but the Internet is about sharing and about getting your images out there for people to see. Artists have never had such a large, readily available audience.
Read this NY Times article about how Prince has shared his music freely and the philosophy behind it.
I’m not dumb to the fact that Prince can afford to give away some of his music. But I do think he’s onto something. He knows that the more he gives away, the more he’ll get in return. And . . . it’s all about the art.