Lily Allen is unhappy about other artists who are supportive of fans who download illegal music files, and has set up a blog to voice the opinions of those in opposition to the practice. The blog is named It’s Not Alright and features contributions from James Blunt, Matt Bellamy from Muse and Natasha Khan from Bat for Lashes.
“I agree that file sharing is a huge and complicated problem for emerging artists, myself included, and for the future of music,” said Khan. “I will be taking the time to research this, but if you do have any meetings where we can all get together and discuss, (the guy from Muse had some really good points we could take to government), then please let me know.”
It’s unclear why this issue, which has pervaded throughout most of the 2000s, has suddenly disturbed Allen. The practice is so widespread at this point that she’s almost certainly fighting a losing battle. Perhaps sales of It’s Not Me, It’s You didn’t live up to expectations?