Carey Fuming Over Illegal Downloads

MARIAH CAREY has blamed music industry bosses for failing to spot the internet download trend - accusing record labels of letting their artists down by allowing illegal file-sharing to become commonplace.
Carey is adamant label bosses should have realised the potential of the internet a long time before illicit song swapping became prevalent, and she's furious because the practise means many musicians lose out on precious royalty money.
The Hero hitmaker insists that although record labels are slowly beginning to grasp the potential of the internet, they will never be able to repair the damage done by illegal downloads, because many consumers now feel entitled to get their music for free.
She says, "Frickin' idiots! A lot of big, powerful music industry executives made a giant mistake and now we're all paying the price. They gave the music business away on the internet. If they had just sat back and said, 'Maybe let's figure this internet thing out, it could be something cool,' we could have found a way to distribute music online on our own terms, not somebody else's.
"Prince had already shown them the way. He was so far ahead of the curve, putting his records out on the web. Everyone else was stupid."


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no Mariah you don't blame the internet. your album was garbage. your "Obsessed" didn't even make it to the top 10. idiot
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Jadakiss there must be a reason why Mariah beat Elvis' record of most #1 hits and shes the highest selling female artist in history...but that makes her an idiot? Come out from under the bed and live in the real world mate.
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thats right...it made it to number 7 dummy...
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@jadakiss "Obsessed" actually was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It went to number 7. Please do some research before you express what's in your hollow mind.
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Marah Carey seems quite beside herself with the music industry bosses. She should ivestigate deeper.
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Mariah is correct that the execs should have done something but it is funny that she has just started to complain funny isn't it. The fact is her latest album has not been doing well so she is grabbing at straws.
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