Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

musicNEWS: Disturbed Blasts RIAA Lawsuits
09-14-03 Keavin
.
David Draiman is “Disturbed” about the flood of lawsuits filed by the RIAA last week against online file traders.  

Draiman, the Disturbed frontman, spoke out against the RIAA latest action during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. 

The RIAA initiated the latest battle in the online piracy war last Monday (Sept. 8) when they filed lawsuits against 261 individuals that they accuse of sharing more than 1,000 digital music files from their PC’s.  The thought behind this move is not to develop a new revenue model for the ailing record companies but in hopes that it will act as a deterrent to keep people from trading in copyrighted music. (can’t beat em’, sue em’)

Draiman doesn’t buy the claim that the RIAA is looking out for the artists by taking these actions. He says that it’s all about protecting corporate profits. 

"For the artists, my ass," he said. "I didn't ask them to protect me, and I don't want their protection." 

Draiman feels the industry is taking the wrong actions and needs to find a better way to utilize the Internet to their benefit. 

"This is not rocket science," he said. "Instead of spending all this money litigating against kids who are the people they're trying to sell things to in the first place, they have to learn how to effectively use the Internet." 

He points to the success of Apple Computer’s iTunes Store, which has made a splash on the net by succeeding at selling individual music files to fans for $0.99 apiece. Although the service is only available to a small number of users who also own Apple computers or iPod devices, the service has sold over 10 million digital song downloads since they opened at the end of April. 

"Apple has the right idea with the iStore," said Draiman. "You'd think these conglomerates like AOL Time Warner would have easy ways of doing the same thing, with these mergers between record labels and Internet service providers." 

Draiman feels, like many others, that the industry as a whole is not forward thinking when it comes to the potential of the Internet. He sees the net as a tremendous tool to artists and labels. "The focus of the industry needs to shift from Soundscan numbers to downloads," he said. "It's the way of the future. You can smell it coming. Stop fighting it, because you can't."

more on Disturbed and the RIAA

Preview and purchase music from Disturbed

tell a friend about this article

know of a news item we should cover?

antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and ARTISTdirect NewsWire

.



.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Creed's Scott Stapp Says He's Broke and Homeless- The Acacia Strain's Tour Van Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver- Wayne Static's Final Message For Fans- Metal All Stars Postpone Tour- more

• Day in Pop Ariana Grande's Sexy Act Criticized By Bette Midler- Joni Mitchell Stopped Biopic Due To Taylor Swift's Involvement- Mary J. Blige Streaming New Album Online- Rihanna- more

• B-Sides: Nickelback Poke More Fun At Themselves Than Net Haters- Nikki Sixx Calls On Musicians To Stand Up For Themselves- Soundgarden Release Storm Video- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Record Store Day: Joe Satriani and Dave Matthews Band

• Winterfylleth - The Divination of Antiquity

• The Defining Reissue of 2014: Smashing Pumpkins Adore Deluxe Reissue

• Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died

• Rock Reads: Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

• Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins

• Root 66: Shelly Waters - Drive

• Saga - Sagacity

• Get To Know... Stone Foxes

• Arcade Messiah

• Heart & Friends - Home for the Holidays

• ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - IX

• Queen - Forever

• Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

• Timeworn - Luminescent Wake

• Hot In The City: Neal Smith- Steve Hunter

• Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

• Scott Ian - Swearing Words in Glasgow


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Creed's Scott Stapp Says He's Broke and Homeless

• The Acacia Strain's Tour Van Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver

• Wayne Static's Final Message For Fans

• The Metal All Stars Postpone Tour

• Neil Turbin Has Angry Split With Onslaught

• Flotsam And Jetsam Lose Founding Member

• Venom Announce New Album From The Very Depths

• Pink Floyd Producer Andy Jackson Releases New Video

• Foo Fighters Release Video Clip For In The Clear

• Capdown Reunite For Short Tour

• Metallica Release Monster Trailer

• Van Halen Brothers Donate Signed Guitar For MS Benefit

• Seasick Steve Releasing 'Ambitious' New Album

• Agnostic Front To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

• Blackberry Smoke Release Lyric Video For New Song

• Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert Coming To TV

• Producer Goes Behind The Scenes For Accept's Blind Rage album

• Aaron Keylock Giving Away New Single

• KingBathmat Singer Offers Arcade Messiah Album As Pay What You Want

• In This Moment Announce Their First UK Headline Tour

• Evergrey Release The Grand Collapse Video

• Mallory Knox Release When Are We Waking Up? Video

• Sanguine Hum Complete Work On New Album

• Homer Simpson Becomes Bass Hero

• Papa Roach Announce UK and Ireland F.E.A.R. Tour Dates


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Ariana Grande's Sexy Act Criticized By Bette Midler

• Joni Mitchell Stopped Biopic Due To Taylor Swift's Involvement

• Mary J. Blige Streaming New Album Online

• Rihanna Teases New Album

• Aretha Franklin Says New Biography Is Full of Lies

• Prince Leaves Social Media

• Toby Keith Celebrates Drunk Americans In New Video

• Jamey Johnson Releases Surprise Christmas EP

• Josh Turner Releases Lay Low Video

• Rihanna Reveals Details For New Fragrance

• One Direction Add New Member At AMAs

• Jack White Covers Dead Weather Bandmate

• Fifth Harmony Release Sledgehammer Video

• Jeezy Remixes Tinashe's 'Pretend'

• Dej Loaf Performs On The Tonight Show

• Nick Jonas Recalls His First Times

• Sara Evans Releases Put My Heart Down Video

• Ariana Grande Reacts To Bette Midler's Comments

• Singled Out: Tyler Hilton's This Is Where My Heart Breaks

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.


• Nickelback Poke More Fun At Themselves Than Net Haters

• Nikki Sixx Calls On Musicians To Stand Up For Themselves

• Soundgarden Release Storm Video

• At The Gates Animated For Heroes And Tombs Video

• Mogwai Release Teenage Exorcists Video

• Status Quo Release Unplugged Matchstick Men Video

• Thunder Release Wonder Days Video

• Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band Stream New Song, Announce Album

• Eli Cook Releases Baby Please Don't Go Video

• Def Leppard Had 'Out Of Body Experience' At Download

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.