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Interviewer: I think it’s really neat how you guys present music to your fans by saying it’s “[their] album, [their] tour,” it adds a sense of personal possession to the art you’re sharing with them. But is the line drawn at piracy or do you feel that it doesn’t matter how people consume it? Some people like Taylor Swift think we should pay for what we value.

Interviewer: I think it’s really neat how you guys present music to your fans by saying it’s “[their] album, [their] tour,” it adds a sense of personal possession to the art you’re sharing with them. But is the line drawn at piracy or do you feel that it doesn’t matter how people consume it? Some people like Taylor Swift think we should pay for what we value.
Josh Dun: In light of such a public stance against streaming – what I’ll say is that in my opinion, five years ago, these streaming services didn’t exist but at the same time, even when I was in high school, there were other services that existed which didn’t involve paying at all. Whether it’s downloading off an application on your computer or torrenting an album-
Interviewer: Like Limewire?
Josh Dun: Exactly! Yeah I’ll admit I’ve been part of illegally downloading in my past as well but what I think with Spotify and now, Apple Music that provide streaming for a price – I really think it’s a step in the right direction as far as how artistes are paid. My own opinion is that I love playing music and I love when people hear the music and most importantly when they resonate with it. For me, I don’t really care too much how they get it. If somebody comes to a show, likes it and buys a CD then burns 20 copies and gives them to their friends – I’m totally fine with that. There are companies who are starting to realise that we’re not in the same age where you had no option but to buy a vinyl record or even a typical CD but now there so many other options. I think the music industry in general is realising that and trying to find a way to make it more fair not only for artistes but writers, producers, engineers, labels and anybody who’ve put work into releasing an album. I’m in support of some the new ideas to move this whole digital music thing forward. I wouldn’t say that we’re at the final destination where it can be, but I think there are a lot of creative people who’re at the forefront of where this thing’s heading who can get it to a really good place for artistes and all the people who deserve some payment for the work that they do. But with all that said, I believe – and this is coming from me, who is a fan of my own band – I just want as many people as possible to hear the music.
Source: Oh So Swifty

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Interviewer: I think it’s really neat how you guys present music to your fans by saying it’s “[their] album, [their] tour,” it adds a sense of personal possession to the art you’re sharing with them. But is the line drawn at piracy or do you feel that it doesn’t matter how people consume it? Some people like Taylor Swift think we should pay for what we value.

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