Arcade Fire - Arcade Fire Confused By Fans' Love For Free Downloads

Arcade Fire have been left baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because music fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.

The Canadian rockers insist they are not bothered about advances in music technology changing the way consumers listen to records, but they cannot understand where fans' priorities lie.

Frontman Win Butler tells Q magazine, "I mean, I don't necessarily feel qualified to personally fight against cultural changes. It's kind of like having an opinion about... the weather or something like that. It's just happening. I think it's good to stand up for artists' rights and I do think as it stands there's a general problem with the idea of music and film as, like, infinite content. That well runs dry pretty fast if you have access to everything all the time."

Fellow bandmember Richard Reed Parry adds, "There's that weird dichotomy where people go and spend six dollars on a fancy coffee and think that records are free. Something's got to give."


Contactmusic

Tags: Arcade Fire

Advertisement

More Arcade Fire

Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

Following surprising reports that Las Vegas rockers The Killers invited British comedian Jimmy Carr to join them onstage at V Festival, Contact Music looks at...

Arcade Fire - You Already Know Video

Following the release of their fourth studio, Reflektor, album last year, the hit single You Already Know has now received an accompanying music video. It...

Everything You Need To Know About Drake's 'Views From The 6'

The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO...

The 14 Best Beards at the Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]

Thousands of Glastonbury Festival revellers turned out to watch the Kaiser Chiefs launch the first full day of music at the event, on the Other...

Advertisement

Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By BBC

Glastonbury Festival goers were warned to "prepare for rape" by a subtitle blunder during the weather report on BBC News at Ten. The weatherman told...

Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going to Rain. Loads.

Glastonbury festivalgoers are famously robust whatever the weather, packing willies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos to ensure their heads don’t drop should the heaven decide to...

Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths, Echo and the Bunnymen at Earl's Court Show

Arcade Fire treated fans to a cover of London by the Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen's classic track The Cutter during their second show...

Win Butler Responds to 'We Exist' Video Criticisms - Should a "Trans" Actor Have Been Cast? [Poll]

The video for Arcade Fire’s gay rights song, ‘We Exist’ features one of the most talked about actors of the moment, Andrew Garfield. And while...

Advertisement

Comments

Arcade Fire Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Arcade Fire

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All