Our friend Blake Morgan (@theblakemorgan on Twitter) has started a movement with his Huffington Post article Art and Music Are Professions Worth Fighting for.
Given the 40,000 or so likes the HuffPo piece got, Blake has taken it to the next level and offered the “#IRespectMusic” hashtag on Twitter, which has brought a huge turnout, including Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell:
In an exclusive interview, Blake tells us about his inspiration for the campaign to help get a performance royalty for artists–the Artist Pay for Radio Play campaign. A fascinating exclusive in MTP Monthly. It’s free to subscribe in the sign up box on musictechpolicy.com.
We’ll also have a reprint of Blake’s HuffPo post and my story about how Google demoted Rap Genius.
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