The internet offers plenty of free music covering all genreâ€™s from all over the world. But donâ€™t expect free music downloads from leading labels such as major record companies and major artists. They are just too commercially valuable that the music industry has stepped up its drive to prevent the sharing of ripped personal CDâ€™s from being shared on the internet. Such was the case a few years back when they suffered great losses for not much was going on with their CD sales due to unrestricted sharing of MP3 files on the internet.
Try it for yourself and youâ€™ll get a long list filled with young new artists who have yet to make their mark on the music stage. Some companies have used the piracy trade as a major tool in promoting their artists and even the artists themselves have spread their work using this method of attack. The cost of audio and video have gone down quite considerably due to this and companies have strived to do so to discourage the sharing of otherwise sellable merchandise even offering them for sale for download.
We do have to give these companies some credit for after all they have fuelled the success of many a famous young artists making them known worldwide with their corporate might. It is just that, sometimes they tend to impose too much control that people who love music and videos still cannot afford them for personal use. That is the allure of pirated stuff which is still commonplace in areas such as Asia where governments have been trying to eradicate the said form of intellectual property rights violations. They might be finding it hard but in some countries in the developed world it is almost impossible to get your hand on pirated stuff.