There is no bigger debate in the entertainment industry than music piracy. While illegally downloading music and sharing it is a great way for bands to be heard, and it is more the record labels that are losing out than the artists (who earn mainly through touring), it is also illegal, and denies musicians money for the work that they have put so much of their life into. There are a few artists that are in support of piracy, however, and these artists clearly care more about people hearing their work than they do about selling it.
10. Joss Stone
English singer-songwriter Joss Stone is not only okay with pirating music, but she is a big fan of it. Stone stated “music should be shared” and “I don’t care how you hear it, as long as you hear it. As long as you come to my show and, like, have a great time and listen to the live show.” She would also speak about how the only aspect of music she dislikes is the business side, and how if the music is free then there is no business. The R&B singer clearly has a passion for music and wants people to hear her music through any method, but she has also performed phenomenally well in the charts and has sold 14 million albums worldwide. This makes her one of the best-selling artists of her time, which I’m sure she is more than happy with, despite her views on piracy.