Would You Walk 400 Miles to the Googleplex to Protest Streaming Royalties?

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MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

Any artist or songwriter who watched Pandora executives enrich themselves and then wring their hands about artist and songwriter royalties has probably wondered what can I do about it?  Anyone who has watched YouTube scam their way into existence hiding behind a “catch me if you can [afford it]” interpretation of the DMCA and then condescend to artists and songwriters has probably wondered how can I stop Google?  Particularly after establishing its monopoly power and using it to try to intimidate indie labels?  As The Street astutely observed:

Pandora claimed it wanted to create a musician’s middle class. However it has done very little to support those words with actions. If a musician’s middle class exists as a result of Pandora’s efforts, it must be out of sight and out of mind, sweeping floors in the mansions of Pandora’s filthy rich executives. Or maybe they’re doing construction…

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