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David Guetta believes music piracy helps boost his concert attendance

David Guetta isn't an anti-piracy crusader!

Published Mon, Jul 27 2015 6:11 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Apr 6 2020 8:33 PM CDT

Musicians have been vocal against Internet piracy - and sometimes against streaming music - but one person who has a more positive approach is David Guetta.

David Guetta believes music piracy helps boost his concert attendance | TweakTown.com

The French DJ and producer had a more optimistic approach to how music piracy can actually help boost attendance in concerts: "I just want people to have access to my music. If there was no piracy, why can I sell out 20,000 people every [time] in Brazil?" Guetta said while speaking to BBC. "Is it because of how many records we sold in the shops? Of course not."

Guetta previously gave away music in an effort to stifle piracy, and even had a rather amusing outlook: "I wish that every person who's listening to my music would send me a little check. That would make me a very rich person, that would be wonderful. But at the same time this is impossible. You can't fight progress, so you better embrace it."

It's a rather refreshing perspective in a complicated digital age in which streaming music is eating into paid downloads.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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