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Cocknbullkid: 'Artists should adapt to internet'

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CocknBullKid has said that artists have to adapt to the way the internet has changed the music industry.

The 'Hold On To Your Misery' star, real name Anita Blay, told WOTYOUGOT that the internet is a positive tool for musicians, despite continued filesharing and illegal downloading.

CocknBullKid said: "You've got to try and move with the times and adapt to the situation that we have now. Overall I think the internet is a good thing and social media is a good thing."

She added: "Prior to things like MySpace, the way a musician would get heard was things like being that one lucky person that the A&R spotted waitressing - that never happens.

"More realistically you'd send your demo in an envelope to an A&R who's got 150,000 other demos to listen to and will probably never get round to listening to yours."

Asked if she ever downloaded music illegally herself, CocknBullKid said: "I think we've all done it from time to time - I'm not going to pretend that I haven't

"But I don't do it now - I'd rather give my money to [artists]. If you're an upcoming artist, it's very difficult for your first album to break even. Breaking even is now seen as the platinum of the '10s."

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Watch the CocknBullKid video interview with WOTYOUGOT below:

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