There is online outrage circulating facebook and the internet at the moment at this story. This story confirms so many of our fears about the music industry or any situation where big business meets the little guy… what happens? The little guy gets squished. Many people have discussed the necessity of knowing the industry that you are in, this of course has been expressed in less understanding words. I agree with this on some level, but the responsibility that comes with knowledge about how an industry works should be used to foster talent, not churn up and spit out people like a hamburger factory. In this situation, people don’t get the straight story from big business, and this… no matter what his knowledge, is unfair.
The judge who presided over the case that saw Napster (that oh so old P2P sharing program that started major headaches for all the big businesses in the Entertainment industry) finally closed down has now offered his own advice on what is wrong with the Music industry and what the Rest of the Entertainment world should be doing to find success.
sorry mate, not sure if I trust your judgement.
The guys at Techdirt have long been supporters of new and creative music business ideas.
Lately the Music Label Warner has been discussing a voluntary license for ISP’s to pay that covers the use of downloaded music on their networks.
The latest Techdirt article Bags out Warner for defending their idea
I really appreciate the thought that Techdirt has put into their discussion -I’m not sure how comfortable I feel about all musicians giving their music away for free though, for now though, its an exciting time to be in music.