FMC's Walter McDonough Talks About Record Biz

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Losing the ?recording

Submitted by Dave (not verified) on July 31, 2009 - 8:24am.

Losing the “recording industry” might be a good thing for music. Some of the callers on the show were funny trying to cling to a neoliberal perspective on “innovation” driven by profit. There has to be an alternative way of recording music outside of the current system that we have that still gives musicians a living (a better one to boot). Here’s a link to an on going discussion that I’ve been having on my website about this issue. http://blog.musicdetour.com/archives/788. The question to me seems to be, what’s at issue here? What are we losing? gaining? What are the interests of those participating in the discourse? Who has the most power in that discourse? In a lot of ways it’s not about musicians, it’s about the exploitative practices of the recording industry. More on that here: http://blog.musicdetour.com/archives/779

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