Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Not Cataloging

A great article by Janis Ian, the singer, on music downloads, copyright and the music industry. The Internet Debacle: An Alternative View

Free exposure is practically a thing of the past for entertainers. Getting your record played at radio costs more money than most of us dream of ever earning. Free downloading gives a chance to every do-it-yourselfer out there. Every act that can't get signed to a major, for whatever reason, can reach literally millions of new listeners, enticing them to buy the CD and come to the concerts. Where else can a new act, or one that doesn't have a label deal, get that kind of exposure?