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Creators Alliance: The Voice of Reason

At the 57th Grammy Awards, Recording Academy president,  Neil Portnow announced the Creators Alliance. The coalition will bring music professionals together in order to reform copyright infringement, advise policymakers on establishing fair royalty rates, and to educated artists and musicians of their rights and needs. Portnow stated, “One of the missions of the Academy is … Continue reading

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Iggy Pop Rocks

Recently at the UK Radio Festival, music legend, Iggy Pop gave the annual John Peel lecture about the music industry. In this lecture he said the music industry was “laughably, maybe, almost entirely pirate.” He blamed the state of the music industry on electronic devices and consumers, by saying “Electronic devices estranged people from their … Continue reading

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Live Music Junkie

I was recently reflecting on the comments of one music industry professional. The comment was that live music and recorded music changes in cycles, switching from good to bad or bad to good. I recently had a first hand experience as a concertgoer and did not reflect on the comment at the start of the … Continue reading