Shakira Loves File-Sharing; Says Music is a Gift

An awful lot of artists don't like file-sharing and their argument is pretty simple. If you don't pay for the music, they don't get paid for their work. Artist Lilly Allen recently took a stand against file-sharing, claiming it wasn't doing British music or new comers any good and slamming the likes of Pink Floyd's Nick Mason and Ed O'Brien from Radiohead who support file-sharing.

However, Colombian-born Shakira has hit back saying she supports those who share music online: "I like what's going on because I feel closer to the fans and the people who appreciate the music. It's the democratization of music in a way. And music is a gift. That's what it should be, a gift."

The news comes after Lily Allen took her anti-piracy blog offline, supposedly because part of her post was ripped directly from an article on TechDirt.

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  • itheral
    Shakira, you have just further earned my respect!
  • cyberkuberiah
    thank you , shakira and other musicians .
  • tektek
    "Oh baby when you share like that
    You make a RIAA go mad
    So be wise and keep on
    uploading your songs to everbody"
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  • cyberkuberiah
    thank you , shakira and other musicians .
  • itheral
    Shakira, you have just further earned my respect!
  • cyberkuberiah
    the youtube is a perfect example of quality user generated quality content , powered by the democratic medium - internet , which also needs to remain neutral in the future .