Blink-182 guitarist says streaming music as bad as killing elephants

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Saturday 22 November 2014 18:30

Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 fame gave us all a lesson in false equivalences when he told Faster Louder:

I tell people condoning streaming is like condoning the Chinese that are killing elephants for their tusks and carving ivory statues. It's cool to put on your shelf but if you really think about what you're doing it sucks. Streaming music is doing the same thing to artists – might not be killing 'em but it's killing the industry. It might be cool for you as somebody that likes music but you're not really thinking about the effect it has. We've got to value our art, you know?


The issue of streaming has been garnering increased attention since Taylor Swift pulled her back catalogue from Spotify, as well as refusing to release her new album 1989 on there.

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