Duffy’s Going To Get An Angry Phone Call From Doug Morris

Dan Gibson | July 29, 2008 1:30 am

Hey, Duffy! You’re one of the music business’s few successes this year, and you have 2008’s top selling album in Britain. So why not go ahead and promote illegal downloads? Oddly, the Welsh singer, for whom I haven’t had much affection in the past, makes more sense than most on the issue. She told the UK’s Shortlist, “Somebody asked me the other day what I thought of illegal downloading, and I thought, ‘You know what? I don’t care’, because I think the majority [doing it] are kids and as they get old and get more income they’ll probably buy records. So it’s just making music a part of everyone’s lives.” It’s not just a one-time mental aberration for Duffy, who also told Uncut “What I’ve begun to think [about illegal downloading] is, when kids can get access to music, it’s only a good thing.” Oh, Duffy, when you suddenly disappear from public view in the next week, I won’t miss your music–but I will miss your open mind. [ShortList via NME]