Tom DeLonge compares music streaming to “killing elephants for their tusks and carving ivory statues”

“It’s killing the industry” he claims in a new interview.

Angels and Airwaves and Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge claims that condoning streaming is the same as “condoning the Chinese that are killing elephants for their tusks and carving ivory statues.”

“If you think about what you’re doing, it sucks,” he continues in an interview with Faster Louder. “Streaming music might not be killing (artists) but it’s killing the industry. We’ve got to value our art.”

The debate around music streaming has reignited with Taylor Swift pulling her catalogue from Spotify, Dave Grohl saying he doesn’t “fucking care” if people stream his music and Billboard including streams in their top 200.

Angels and Airwaves are gearing up to release their fourth album, ‘The Dream Walker’ on December 8th. So far three tracks have been shared from the album, ‘Bullets In The Wind’, ‘Wolfpack’ and ‘Paralyzed’. A novel, a comic book and a short film that just won Best Animated Film at the Toronto International Short Film Convention will accompany the release.

You can watch the video for ‘Wolfpack’ below.

Tags: Angels & Airwaves, Blink 182, News

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