The Musican’s POV: Occupy Artist Rights, Part 2–a few misunderstandings

[Part 2 of a 3 part post–“Occupy Artist Rights”] By Chris Whitten So let’s briefly look at a few other, shall we say ‘misunderstandings’…. • The new economy for music is in live performance. Actually, that was the old economy. You earned a little income from selling records, you might also make a bit from… Continue reading The Musican’s POV: Occupy Artist Rights, Part 2–a few misunderstandings

Artists Have Rights, Too

By Maia Davies of Ladies of the Canyon (Copyright in the author, all rights reserved) Music is my passion, but it’s my job too. I have poured everything I can offer into it. Through successes and mistakes, I continue learning and working toward my goals, driven by a passion for songwriting, performing and delving deeper… Continue reading Artists Have Rights, Too

The Musician’s POV: Occupy Artist Rights, Part 1

By Chris Whitten [Part 1 of a 3 part post–“Occupy Artist Rights”] (Copyright in the author, used by permission, all rights reserved) I’m an independent, self-employed musician.  It’s a risky business. You’re only as good as your last record or gig. There are few long term contracts, no sick leave, no holiday entitlements and nothing in… Continue reading The Musician’s POV: Occupy Artist Rights, Part 1