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Shakira Doesn't Mind If You Steal Her Music

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While Lily Allen is on a MAJOR tirade about peeps illegally downloading her music, Shakira thinks it's cool and has no problem with her fans taking her royalties from her.

In a recent interview, she explained that she felt "closer" to the "fans and the people who appreciate the music" when her music is downloaded, illegal or otherwise. She goes on to say:

"It's the democratisation of music in a way. And music is a gift. That's what it should be, a gift."

That's a nice way to look at it.

Course, it's easy to think of it that way when you have MILLIONS stowed away in the bank!

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55 comments to “Shakira Doesn't Mind If You Steal Her Music”



  1. 1

    I LOVE U ShaKira u r the best i am crazy about her music she is fantastic and SMART AND AMAZIN ROCK ON SHAKIRA TE QUIERO MUCHO ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST TALENT ARTIST TODAY



  2. 2

    i love her! and her new cd is amazing

  3. Laury says – reply to this


    3

    For once, I agree with you, Perez. It's easy to condone illegal downloading when you're filthy rich like Shakira. Then again, nowadays artists don't really make their money with record sales, but rather with touring, product endorsements and so on.



  4. 4

    i like her even more now



  5. 5

    awww shes too sweet but i also agree with you..i mean as much as i love illegal downloading if i was an artist i woudnt want anybody illegal downloading my songs.



  6. 6

    She is so stupid for that!!



  7. 7

    Re: Lilplayboii – WHATS STUPID IS HOW WE PAY 15-20 BUCKS FOR A CD WHEN IT TAKES ABOUT 50 CENTS TO A DOLLAR TO MAKE..SO WHOSE STUPID NOW? ( AND I AM ALSO GUILTY OF PURCHASING OVERPRICED CD'S)



  8. 8

    this made her 100 times more sexy



  9. 9

    I will always buy your music anywayz… Lots of love Shaki



  10. 10

    i'd buy more cds if artist actually put effort into them like they use too…and they were cheaper…i mean…20 bucks for 8-12 songs? nooo thank you.



  11. 11

    I like her even more now. I sometimes think to myself, If musicians weren't who they were and couldn't afford to buy all the CDs they wanted, they would also be downloading songs illegally. It doesn't make it right, but it's true.



  12. 12

    this just goes to show that she isn't in it for just the money, and nelly furtado spoke about this too. she said that success as an artist shouldn't matter whether your music is downloaded illegally, if you persist you will find an audience that loves you so much they will buy your music. it's those really filthy rich ones that are so worried because they are greedy.



  13. 13

    ARTISTS MAKE MOST OF THEIR MONEY FROM TOURING ANYWAY. RECORD SALES WILL CONTINUE TO DECLINE. EVENTUALLY CD'S WILL JUST BE A PR VEHICLE TO SELL CONCERT TICKETS. ALREADY WE SEE PACKAGED DEALS BETWEEN LABELS AND CONCERT PROMOTERS. MARIO, YOU'RE A STUPID FUCK AS USUAL. NOW EXPLAIN TO THE FOLKS HOW YOU GOT THIS DIPSHIT BLOGGING JOB IN THE FIRST PLACE??? SMH.



  14. 14

    she is soo cool if we steal her music she not like another fucking celebrity that dosent give a fuck about other people cheers to shakira!



  15. 15

    Eh, it can go both ways. They're so rich, who care if someone downloads. I'm glad she's fine with it.



  16. 16

    An0ther reas0n why I l0ve her…..
    0ther celebrities are just m0ney hungry….
    they act like they will die 0f hunger….



  17. 17

    I think she is absolutely right and shows the quality of Star she is, the ultimate goal for an artist is to last, if the songs are downloaded legally or ilegally still makes people like her and see her live and expect more music from her, therefore it's still a win win situation… Tours are where money is really made. In my case, I'll always buy legal music from her, she deserves it, and by buying her music, I indirectly also help the schools she supports in Colombia.



  18. 18

    Anyone know where I can find the designer of this dress?



  19. 19

    everyone knows music and cds are not making money rite now cuz limewire or ares but they GET MILLIONSA in tours lol thats y shaky doesnt care about downloads



  20. 20

    Now this is a true artist!! She does it because she is passionate about her music not about the music sales. of course we all know that she is still making bank because she still sells a lot of cds all over the world. i admit i illegally downloaded some of the songs for her new album because its not out in the U.S but i will definetly be buying it anyway :] Shaki you are still the same!!



  21. 21

    its easy for her to think that way because she has been performing since she was 17….she makes her money from her performances and live shows…and she puts on a great show thats why she will always have money coming in either from touring here in europe or latin america…even if her popularity peeks with american audiences she will still always have a built in latino audience here in the U.S. no matter what



  22. 22

    Lol, she's totally cool!



  23. 23

    good for her. more artists should feel the same way. these people are rich enough.



  24. 24

    DUMBASS.



  25. 25

    she is so fucking cute



  26. 26

    Well you can see paintings and drawings for free, but painters and illustrators still strive, even with the internet



  27. 27

    Re: shakevan – Good point, and if people download some of her music for free, they may like it enough to pay for some of her older music. Unfortunately, to me, her voice sounds like a bag of kittens being smacked against a wall :)

  28. ap076 says – reply to this


    28

    I think you can actually make money by downloading Slimmy's music. The key is to delete it afterward.



  29. 29

    Who would want to steal her noise? She's plain stupid.



  30. 30

    Re: ap076 – Although performing a public service should be its own reward.



  31. 31

    look at radiohead!

  32. kaylo says – reply to this


    32

    She's the best!



  33. 33

    i absolutely agree with shakira!! education and music should be free!!



  34. 34

    Really Perez?
    This wasi n the news on MONDAY

    Can you please get into a WORKING gear.



  35. 35

    Thank you Shakira. Finally someone gets.. .



  36. 36

    Well, the music industry steals enough from the public anyway as it is with the extortionate prices they charge with cash-ins and releases.

  37. Mikta says – reply to this


    37

    Love her even moore now =P



  38. 38

    Shut up Perez. This is just to take the attention away from your last Shakira item, where you were savaged by fact. Shakira is the nicest pop star ever and has used her stardom to open her 19th school in Colombia this year, and also donated over $40 million USD for LATAM. Get lost.



  39. 39

    This is to distract people from Perez' last Shakira post. Read the comments from the last article that Perez posted. Tom



  40. 40

    I don't want to steal her music, I want to steal her undies!!!



  41. 41

    That sounds nice! while she is still making money I do not see why she should worry about illegal downloads!

    But… Esta muy flaca!!!!



  42. 42

    i read this in the SUNDAY papers! and i get where shes coming from but its called the music BUSINESS for a reason



  43. 43

    Love her. Shakira has lots of money in the bank, because despite downloading, if you make great music that people truly love or connect to, people will buy it no matter if they can get it for free because they are fans! That is what this industry is based upon. Artisits make money from fans, so don't try to piss them off by demanding more money. It's just going to alienate people. Look at Metallica.



  44. 44

    Bank aside, it's pretty kind of her to take such a softline stance.



  45. 45

    Re: Laury

    so what! Industries change! Adapt to the changes or you don't make it.
    EVERY JOB INDUSTRY IS THE WAY. Idiot.



  46. 46

    Re: Mancunian
    yeah and buisness isn't constant, its ever changing and you have to constantly change your angle to make commercial gains. Next time don't open your mouth about buisness when you know nothing about it.



  47. 47

    Re: TheRussianOne – what are you talking about? i was saying she is right that everyone should be able to enjoy music but unfortunately the music business is a business and therefore has to make money or else artists cant get their music out there. maybe you should try and understand what people are saying before you open your mouth



  48. 48



  49. 49

    Re: Laury

    You're absolutely right, which is why the music industry should embrace file sharing so that more people are exposed to their music. Next time Shakira is in town we'll probably go. Ticket price + concessions + tshirts for the girls and Shakira cleans up.



  50. 50

    Shakira you're the best…!



  51. 51

    this is normal in Shakira she is very generous and she knows that millions of people loves her so we dont steal her music, we buy it, this is the kind of things that i love to read in this page thank you perez, Shaki loves you too.

  52. pina says – reply to this


    52

    awwww shes another reason to love her =]

  53. rickM says – reply to this


    53

    Re: Mancunian – bitch!!!! i think she knows its business
    where you on drugs when you logged in.



  54. 54

    FINALLY! SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK!



  55. 55

    auuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu , shakira the princess of flop .