It is without a doubt that we have a problem. However, the detail and complexity of it are what this article is putting out. The absence of digital infrastructure and the heavy presence of piracy are serious problems. As digitalization continues to seep into the populace, it is becoming evident that law enforcement has generally always been negligent of copyright violation no matter the phase of technology. From the time past, no one has been attentive to the cries of publishers and copyright holders. The Legislation is always absent in support (probably muttering oil in their sleep) while digital pirates rampage online in the disguise of bloggers. Blogs like NotJustOk and Tooxclusive played vital roles in the growth of artists as they were at that time, the ones who could fill the gap created by the absence of proper digital infrastructure. The question is, isn’t it time to get rid of music blogs? since streaming services are beginning to show interest in the market as some like Boomplay, iTunes, UduX invest in digital infrastructure. If these blogs decide to adopt proper business models they can be allowed to stay on. Those who are making investments should get a return. Let’s reset the slate, no more music blogs. The Legislation needs to come to the aid of copyright holders fast. We are bleeding money. The more money Digital Service Providers can make, the more they can invest in digital infrastructure. It once was that Artists depended on pirates to become famous. Times have changed and we must adapt to it(although for law enforcement just tagging along would do).
Well, hopefully, there’s a sequel to this. It’s time for dinner.