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Lily Allen quits music following anti-piracy tirades

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Sep 2009 19:50 User comments (29)

Lily Allen quits music following anti-piracy tirades Lily Allen appears to have decided to completely gut her music career because she apparently cannot make any money from recorded music anymore. The performer said she has no plans to tour or make a new album. "Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record," she said on their anti-file sharing blog.
"The days of me making money from recording music has been and gone as far as I'm concerned, so I don't (at this point) stand to profit from legislation." The move comes after Lily Allen found herself on the opposite side of artists in the UK such as Radiohead and Robbie Williams over proposed measures to tackle illegal file sharing that included disconnecting pirates from the Internet.

The brief controversy was entertaining though, not least because Lily Allen found herself accused of copyright infringement too. Torrentfreak called out Allen for 1:1 copying an article from Techdirt without attributing it to the site on her blog. She responded with, "I THINK ITS QUITE OVIOUS [sic] THAT I WASNT TRYING TO PASS OF THOSE WORDS AS MY OWN , HERE IS A LINK TO THE WEBSIITE I ACQUIRED THE PIECE FROM," seemingly misreading the accusation as plagiarism.

Torrentfreak then went on to point out that Allen has scanned a number of articles from newspapers and uploaded them too, and to top it off, found two mixtapes that she was offering for download on her own websites that were loaded with 19 unauthorized tracks.

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29 user comments

124.9.2009 20:44

The last two paragraphs really highlight the twisted thinking common throughout the music industry. They aren't interested in stopping copyright infringement at all - they just want to own everything, and will abuse whatever laws are present to try and enforce that notion.

224.9.2009 21:02

Who the heck is Lily Allen? ;-)

324.9.2009 21:43

so a massive victory for the us all.

lets hope james blunt quits too.

424.9.2009 23:01

Originally posted by jos22:
so a massive victory for the us all.

lets hope james blunt quits too.
haha, very true

524.9.2009 23:42

i have no clue who she is and never would, but after reading this i really feel for her. I think ill send her some money just because she really does deserve it.

ill poop on the money first though.

624.9.2009 23:44

Ummm... Lily Allen who? I should care about this why?

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725.9.2009 0:01

Originally posted by KotaGuy:
Ummm... Lily Allen who? I should care about this why?
no just be great full your ears were never violated by her "music"

in summary tho she the chav version of Brittany spears

825.9.2009 0:04

she was in playboy grapevine with a nip slip ...lol that the only reason I knew who she was

925.9.2009 0:05

Quote:
Originally posted by jos22:
so a massive victory for the us all.

lets hope james blunt quits too.
haha, very true
lmao!

1025.9.2009 2:05

Originally posted by Footie979:
Who the heck is Lily Allen? ;-)
lol exactley what I was thinking. Seems to me the world isn't missing out on much

1125.9.2009 2:11

Maybe if her music was good enough for someone to know who she is she would have made some money. Guess she will be taking my order at the nearest McDonalds.

1225.9.2009 4:25

a "Arteest"who's only in it for the money

1325.9.2009 5:51

Originally posted by cult4me:
Maybe if her music was good enough for someone to know who she is she would have made some money. Guess she will be taking my order at the nearest McDonalds.

you just couldnt be more wrong..she wont be taking your order at mcdonalds cuz shes been my KFC delivery girl for a year and im not givin her up!
on a different note i hate james blunt too. hope he dies choking off a peanut

1425.9.2009 8:31

Wow big loss to the music world, I could'nt name one of her records!

1525.9.2009 9:50

Well her father has a few contacts, she had a myspace page, surprised she has got as far as she had. As said if she was really any good, there would not be a problem. Enjoy your 15 minutes and get back to reality.

1625.9.2009 10:25

Originally posted by Footie979:
Who the heck is Lily Allen? ;-)

me too !

1725.9.2009 10:52

Its a pity un-elected Peter Mandelson doesn't use his energies to sort out the thieving Bankers, who even now are squandering Taxpayers money by still giving themselves bonus's, and making staff redundant with the Governments funding, instead of picking on the small fry downloaders, who's only crime is to cut the profits of the millionaire Film & music industry moguls, who rip off the public in any case with their inflated prices, just shows what a slap up lunch with geffen can buy, with this snake in the grass.

1825.9.2009 11:41

um unless you can push millions of recorded music units you aint going to make money off it....so touring and I dunno........ real work is what pays the bills untill then....

1925.9.2009 12:05

Trying to make a living from a dead business model. Like trying to drink water from a strainer. In both cases, you'll whither away.

You have to give people a reason to like you. Going on a rant calling would-be fans thieves doesn't help. Time to re-think her career goals. We live in a time when people will find ways to sample music for free, and there are plenty of ways. If they don't like it, they won't invest in it.

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2025.9.2009 14:15

Some of her songs are quite good.

Go to

http://www.dizzler.com/index.search.dv8?f=1&q=Lilly+Allen

and play the song 'not fair'

not bad

M

2125.9.2009 14:33

Suggestion: Don't just ask "who is lily allen" google or mini ova org to find out for yourselves. :)

2225.9.2009 14:48

Originally posted by Footie979:
Who the heck is Lily Allen? ;-)
My thoughts exactly. That might have something do with the whole "I can't seem to make money thing".

And she might want to look in to that contract that "she's not going to renew" to see where all her money went.

2325.9.2009 22:08

I WOULD use her liner notes as toilet paper, but they would leave my ass chapped and bloody..Oh, wait the RIAA does that to everyone anyways with their draconian theatrics! lol

2425.9.2009 22:11

you should also google sarcasm ;-)

2526.9.2009 3:35
cousinkix
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Quote:
Originally posted by cult4me:
Maybe if her music was good enough for someone to know who she is she would have made some money. Guess she will be taking my order at the nearest McDonalds.

you just couldnt be more wrong..she wont be taking your order at mcdonalds cuz shes been my KFC delivery girl for a year and im not givin her up!
on a different note i hate james blunt too. hope he dies choking off a peanut

Too funny! You guys can fight over this sniveling little 8!+ch and the rest of us can watch the tug-of-war. I never heard of James Blunt either; but with a name like that, he must be one of those guys who smokes joints the size of a cigar.
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2626.9.2009 9:28

no plans to tour thats were the money can be made that is if peps turn up?

2726.9.2009 13:28

i think you'll find shes making much more money suing tabloid newspapers... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8274901.stm

spoilt brat! her dad must be so proud.

2829.9.2009 5:49

Originally posted by DRokKer:
i think you'll find shes making much more money suing tabloid newspapers... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8274901.stm

spoilt brat! her dad must be so proud.
WTF...She sucessfuly sued a magazine for reprinting something from another magazine...but without a ruling from the orriginal magazine? What happens when the magazine that printed the original article shows that did not mis-quote her? Will she have to give the 10,000 back?

What about the mix tapes? Why isn't the RIAA or someone going after her for illigaly distributing 19 tracks for profit? And who would buy a mix tape? Who would buy any tape? CDs have been around since 1982!

BTW...checked out her music...it is truly terrible, some of the worst noise I have ever heard. She should move to Hollywood, where female musicians with no musical ability have no trouble selling millions of copies of every CD. It seems that someone with so little talent and inteligence should do very well in happy-pop-music-land, I assume the problem was with her distribution method (dubbed cassette tapes).

291.10.2009 16:34

Quote:
Originally posted by KotaGuy:
Ummm... Lily Allen who? I should care about this why?
no just be great full your ears were never violated by her "music"

in summary tho she the chav version of Brittany spears
Really??? I thought Britney Spears was the chav version of Britney Spears!!

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