Sumerian Records Founder Ash Avildsen Clarifies His Recent Royalty Check Tweet


Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen has clarified the recent tweet he made in response to Trivium frontman Matt Heafy‘s Royalty Check Tweet.

Speaking to Theprp via his Twitter, Avildsen explained:

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“the point was that album sales still matter. Trivium is an amazing band. Kids think stealing is OK because no $ goes to the artists.”

“Matt’s tweet suggests a band who sells 23K first week still doesn’t see $ from their music. That sends the wrong message to fans.”

“I bought the new Trivium and love the record. I just don’t want to support the fallacy that buying music doesn’t benefit the artist.”

“and Trivium are some of the most stand up dudes in this biz. They were AMAZING with their fans when they signed at @SoundCheckStore”

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