White Lies Dismiss Death Of The Music Industryby Contributor | 26 May 2009
Downloads will not spell the end for the music business as we know it, according to WHITE LIES singer HARRY MCVEIGH.
Speaking to BBC 6Music, the star explained that people will always want to listen to songs and so demand will always be out there.
However, bands and record labels will have to figure out "how to make enough money from it", he added.
"Maybe the music industry wasn't quick enough on the uptake in terms of downloads," he said.
However, if it had acted quicker, the industry could have been "a bit more successful" in embracing new technology, McVeigh added.
According to McVeigh, if file sharing does present a problem to the industry in the future, it is something that record companies will need to tackle, rather than bands, he stated.
And it certainly seems that the band has not been adversely affected by the rise of downloads, with their album TO LOSE MY LIFE entering the charts in the number one spot when it was released earlier this year.
The band's drummer, JACK LAWRENCE-BROWN, also sounded a note of optimism on the future of the music business.
He stated that White Lies have had the best year of their careers and that the boom in downloading should not impact new bands.
"If you believe in what you're doing and it's good enough, then it won't affect anyone," Lawrence-Brown said.
Meanwhile, White Lies have been revealed as one of the acts playing this year's Glastonbury.
Neil Young, Will Young and Crosby, Stills and Nash are also appearing at the event.