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Singers and Songwriters are Canaries in the Gold Mine - 06/30/2013
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What do Harlequin (Publishing) and Pandora (music streaming) have in common? For one thing, in my opinion, they are both major businesses attempting to screw content creators any way they can, using ruthless (as it seems to me) legal manoeuvres to change laws and find loopholes in contracts so that they pay less and pocket more. I think, but I often feel that I am nearly alone in my suspicions, that the almost universal acceptance of copyright infringement, and the attempts by powerful lobbies to make online "looting" legal, is going to result in more and more big businesses trying to find ways to exploit content creators. It is not going to stop with the "free music" movement. Music is a shot across the bows for authors. Moreover, the liberal Media is mostly on the side of Big Business. How ironic. The ignorance of the media is absolutely gobsmacking. For instance, one article stated  "this is a choice about how America wants to subsidize its musicians and other artists." Word to the wise, America does not "subsidize" musicians and authors and artists. Musicians, and authors, and artists, and other creators are paid royalties, which are a fraction of the profits made on legal sales or licensed rights of copies of their creations. If their good stuff is not paid for, they don't get paid. For The Trichordist's perspective on Pandora, look here: http://thetrichordist.com/2013/06/28/artists-speak-out-on-pandoras-proposed-royalty-rate-cuts/ Streaming music is likely to be a ...

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