50 Cent has said that illegal downloading won’t affect the music business forever.
The rapper said he was confident that laws could be passed to change how music was obtained, but acknowledged it could take time.
"I don't think the music business is dying,” he told MTV.
“I think we're just experiencing technology and we just have to pass new laws, eventually, to change how music is being distributed.”
The rapper added: “It's just about re-developing what the music business is. It's easier to download a song that's three minutes long, probably about three or four seconds for you to download it, it's easier to steal.”
However, the rapper said that changes were unlikely to happen in music until piracy began to seriously affect the film industry.
“When you got your blockbuster film doing $120 million in a weekend and then that blockbuster film that they spent $120 million comes out and nobody goes to see but everybody watched it because they could pull it off their computer and see it on HD at home on a theatre,” he said.
“They'll change those laws."
50 Cent is currently preparing to release his new album ‘Black Magic’.
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