How Many More Records Could You Be Selling This Holiday Season If Your Album Wasn’t FREE Streaming?

Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyonce’, Coldplay and more artists are fully understanding the value of not giving away their work for free right out of the gate. This is especially important during the biggest consumer spending season of the year. Why would anyone with a solid fan base and known demand for their work give it… Continue reading How Many More Records Could You Be Selling This Holiday Season If Your Album Wasn’t FREE Streaming?

Blake Morgan Launches irespectmusic.org and #irespectmusic hashtag

Musician and artists rights advocate Blake Morgan has launched a new website, http://irespectmusic.org/ and the hashtag #irespectmusic Blake is known not only for his music as a solo artist, and for the label he runs, ECR Music Group but also for his inspiring editorials on HuffPo: Art and Music Are Professions Worth Fighting for Pandora… Continue reading Blake Morgan Launches irespectmusic.org and #irespectmusic hashtag

Google attacked by MPs over failure to curb music and film piracy | The Guardian UK

Company accused of ‘derisory’ attempts to stop many illegal downloads amid concerns over level of influence in coalition Google will be criticised by MPs for making “derisory” attempts to curb music and film piracy and using its “perceived power and influence” at the heart of David Cameron’s government to shore up its position. The Commons… Continue reading Google attacked by MPs over failure to curb music and film piracy | The Guardian UK

The Lie is Falling – Dr. Price sizes the Piracy Universe | Illusion Of More

In Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Butch (Paul Newman) sits astride his horse outside the same boxcar of the same train he’s successfully robbed over and over.  Frustrated by the railroad owner’s ceaseless but futile attempts to thwart the hold-ups, Butch proclaims, “If he’d just pay me what he’s spending to make me stop… Continue reading The Lie is Falling – Dr. Price sizes the Piracy Universe | Illusion Of More

UnSound : New Film Explores Artists Rights in The Digital Age (Video Clip)

From the forthcoming documentary Unsound: Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz talks about how large tech corporations make millions of dollars selling advertising- essentially making people the product, without them even realizing. The promise of free or cheap music is often used to draw eyeballs to websites, apps, and social networking platforms,… Continue reading UnSound : New Film Explores Artists Rights in The Digital Age (Video Clip)

Facebook Communities For Artists Rights

The Trichordist links through to FarePlay on Facebook  from the blog and there are also these other communities. Please support all of these pages and let us know if there are more. CONNECT! FARE PLAY https://www.facebook.com/FarePlay COPY LIKE https://www.facebook.com/copylike RE-VALUE MUSIC https://www.facebook.com/ReValueMusic FIGHT FOR MUSIC https://www.facebook.com/freefallfaithfirestor MUSIC FIRST https://www.facebook.com/musicFIRSTcoalition

The Trichordist Random Reader Weekly News & Links Sun Jun 17

Grab the Coffee! This past weeks posts on The Trichordist: * The Wall Of Shame Continues… * CopyLike.Org – Pay Creators Like You Pay Everyone Else * FarePlay.Org – An Open Letter * Launch & Iterate, Google’s Permissionless Innovation * Google Launches “Hot Trends”, The Pirate Bay Tops News Items… * Artists Deserve To Be… Continue reading The Trichordist Random Reader Weekly News & Links Sun Jun 17

The Paradox of Pirate Logic : Music Versus Music Software – Part 2

by Chris Whitten (Copyright in the Author, Posted with Permission) Entertainment pirates cite what they see as false barriers to access as a major factor driving them to pirate sites. So is music software easy and convenient to obtain? The answer surely has to be yes. Most music software is available for instant download. Some… Continue reading The Paradox of Pirate Logic : Music Versus Music Software – Part 2