July 05, 2002
What's wrong with the record industry, part III.

A rather convincing argument that freely shared music hurts big musicians a little, and helps non-top 40 musicians a lot. Also includes extensive details on how the record industry screws artists.

See also:

The Problem with Music, by Steve Albini and Why CD's are so expensive, by the band Negativland. Negativland has more good stuff on their web site.

So, the question must be asked: how much long term harm would really be done if the record industry disappeared overnight?

posted by dru in politicsoftech