Jamey Jasta

Answer me this: why do bands release a song or single where we can see it on YouTube but not download it legally on iTunes or somewhere else? Seems to me if they put it up when the song is on YouTube this would prevent a lot of theft?

Jamey Jasta responded on 12/07/2016

Yes, I always felt like as soon as the song is available on youtube it should be available for purchase on all digital platforms because people who want to support the artists will go buy the song but when it isn't available of purchase, people will just convert the youtube to an MP3 and then that sale of the song is lost. Single sales can drastically change the trajectory of a band/artist/album, if you have a single that is selling well you can get better tours, better interviews, larger pieces written about you in print media and even opportunities to be on TV & radio.

1000 characters remaining