We’d just like to say a very big thank you to both Lou Reed and the Dead Kennedys who publicly posted to Facebook this week our posts showing how they are being exploited by major brands and big tech internet advertising corporations.
LOU REED FACEBOOK POST:
DEAD KENNEDYS FACEBOOK POST:
These artists have presented their concerns ranging from Spotify royalty rates, Pandora’s dishonest attempts to cut their currently mandated rates by 85% and of course Ad Funded Piracy which pays artists absolutely nothing.
In each of the cases addressed above artists are speaking out against the exploitative practices of corporate interests destroying the ability of professional musicians to maintain sustainable careers.
Change happens when artists speak up and speak out.