Dan Bull - Bye Bye BPI lyrics

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Dan Bull - Bye Bye BPI lyrics

This is addressed to Geoff Taylor of the BPI Thanks to STB for the beat You're the BPI's VIP and you've picked a fight with TPB But P2P's too deep to preclude, don't you see? You can't stop it You won't stop it You won't block it So find another way to lie and line your own pocket Most of us have composed a lot, no profit 99% of us will never have a pop hit It's not rocket science, so don't knock it And don't pretend like you're being philanthropic Talent isn't rare, it doesn't need protection Any claim to the contrary is pure condescension A con, deception, the wrong perception Propagated by a proper dong, it's evident Go to any pub In any town In any county And count the musicians doing it without need For some rudes in suits, sh**ting on our scene And sticking in the boot So you can stop telling me stuff Put your money where your mouth is And take a salary cut Cause I'll happily put your cash into the hat of a busker The BPI doesn't give a f** for [NOW SPEAKING: STEPHEN FRY] Look, I've studied your justifications of what you seem to think There couldn't be a clearer case of circular reasoning You judge talent by how well they're selling But they're only selling from how well you're selling them You think Adele'd have reached where she was Without the media machine feeding the buzz You say artist should get paid for the work they do But you only care about the ones that bring in revenue If the bottom line is the sign of a good artist The why the need to manipulate the market? So Pro laissez faire you recommend protectionism Where's your decision, on which method it is or isn't? The only way your in today's position Is through decades of ripping of plagiarism But now the next generation's risen You're complaining "Hey, we need to change the system These crazy kids and their disco dancing It isn't legitimate if we haven't cleared the sampling" But surely sampling is always a bad thing Not just when the bank accounts need balancing And if MC's are paid related to their talent How come I make a fraction of what T-Pain is selling? If I re-made a ballad with sheen aimed at amorous teenagers Daniel'd be famous now but it isn't gonna happen So I'll stick to rapping with integrity Something your industry is lacking [NOW SPEAKING: IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE] Ask any MC or composer Piracy? Yes Please! It's the only method I know to my VSTs Nothing is proportionate, the prices are extortionate To lawfully produce, only a portion can afford the stuff I'm sure that cutting off connections and dealing bans Would leave the music scene desolate, completely bland Innovation comes from underground Where there ain't much money round So we resort to lawlessness to make the funny sounds And then of course all that goes around comes around The majors wander round and plunder from the underground See you need us as much as we need you And that might not be much depending on your view I was once on the tube once and overheard a conversation Between two rec execs planning exploitation A singer had pa**ed on So they tacked a crap track onto the back catalogue And laughed a lot I thought: "I can't believe it, this is a mix up" I'm literally listening to paint a vulgar picture That the BPI can leave a site on the net censored Is an incredibly terrible threat to the new tech sector Now there's a industry that really needs fighting for They're the future, you're just a wounded dinosaur [NOW SPEAKING: TOM YORKE] [NOW SPEAKING: JOSS STONE] Tchaikovsky didn't need the BPI Stravinsky didn't need the BPI Verdi didn't need the BPI Vivaldi didn't need the BPI Rossini didn't need the BPI Debussy didn't need the BPI Puccini didn't need the BPI So why do we need the BPI? I don't need the BPI Homeless busker doesn't need the BPI British music doesn't need the BPI The future doesn't need the BPI You don't need the BPI We don't need the BPI They don't need the BPI The BPI needs the BPI BYE BYE BPI BYE BYE BPI BYE BYE BPI