A week ago, a freshly liver-transplanted Lou Reed made an appearance at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Reed weighed in on the quality of digital music, advertising, and, ahem, sharing :
Unlike people who download things for free, these days things have changed, the advertising people actually pay you for what you did it's a startling turn of events. And people like the ads now..they like the ads, they like the music. It used to be thought of as selling out...now it's the opposite.