Food for thought on this Labor Day. A decade of lies from Silicon Valley just don’t add up to more opportunity for musicians.
Originally posted on The Trichordist:
We keep hearing from web/tech gurus about how empowered artists are in the internet age, but yet, the numbers just don’t add up. It’s also ironic that tech bloggers like to promote the idea of “touring and t-shirts” as a solution to the difficulties musicians are having online. But it really sounds to us, more like an admission that there is no money for artists online in the Exploitation Economy to develop new and sustainable professional creative careers.
This is why, an ethical internet for all citizens is so important. Sometimes, the facts are just so simple…
“The Internet was supposed to be the ultimate leveler, great music would be able to find its audience, the ‘big label’ gatekeepers would no longer control access to the masses.
It hasn’t exactly played out that way. According to my friend, Tommy Silverman/Tommy Boy…
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