It is with great sadness that I see Martin Goldschmidt of Cooking Vinyl resort to demagoguery in the debate about Spotify. Defending Spotify n the Wall Street Journal he says
““A lot of artists think the world owes them a living,” says Mr. Goldschmidt. “And it doesn’t.”
Sometimes all caps is necessary.
NO ARTIST IS DEMANDING A LIVING. THEY JUST WANT A FAIR DEAL FROM SPOTIFY AND STREAMING SERVICES. OR THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT. UNLIKE THE MEMBERS OF THE MERLIN INDIE LABEL ALLIANCE WE DIDN”T GET EQUITY IN SPOTIFY.
FURTHER SPOTIFY ISN”T ENTITLED TO A PROFIT. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT REQUIRES THE INVOLUNTARY EXPLOITATION OF ARTISTS SONGS.