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If I was a musician and said something about being upset because my fans weren’t willing to pay for my songs and got the kind of nasty, personal attacks I see on my friends sites, I’m not sure I would have the courage to speak out. These young men on here, so certain in their beliefs, defending the status quo and attacking anyone who would question the system are 180 degrees from where I grew up. Yes, streaming is the status quo and don’t delude yourselves or try and convince us that things are better now. Adapt was not in our vocabulary.