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June 24, 2021

Patti Potts On Music Piracy In Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinean music icon, Patti Potts Doi was in Lae over the weekend belting out numbers at the Lae International Hotel.

On Saturday night, partygoers were given a taste of the legend, but in an interview with EMTV News, Potts Doi encouraged fans to buy CDs instead of downloading music.

The PNG music industry is struggling because of rampant piracy.

“Its all about respect, we spend a month to develop albums and within seconds its lost through sharing and downloading,” says Potts Doi.

Lae doesn’t always come alive like this on a Saturday night, but on the weekend, Potts Doi was in town. After seven years, the legend was in Lae to play some of his biggest hits and it wasn’t a disappointment.

EMTV News spoke to Potts Doi during his break, and the Papua New Guinean music icon’s message to fans was to go out and buy the music and not download it for free.

Potts Doi hinted that there could be a new album on the way, and that he was not on tour.

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