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I was never a big fan of her music before, but my respect for her as a woman and a musician has multiplied by 10 over the past year!
This was such an interesting turn of events and is so great for the entire music community. Thanks for sharing Jeff!
@Shannon. My pleasure
@Dara. I agree. [Also, I would like to know who could write such a letter to Washington to get us out of these wars.]
this is so silly, she hi jacked the issue to promote her album. This is a person who got a huge studio deal at 14, whose parents invested heavily in her business, and who frankly has never had to work for it. She clearly doesn't speak for any artist who has come from obscurity or poverty. Never had to do favours to get access to equipment, never had to work for a pittance to get publicity or exposure, she's had everything handed to her. It's just to promote her most recent album, don't all be so eager to jump on the bandwagon.
I work for the Society of Composers and Lyricists which has teamed up with other composing/songwriting organizations around the country/world, making quite a few trips to Washington. It's a long, up-hill battle, but there are advocates for this cause and I have faith that eventually some sort of agreement will be made. http://thescl.com/An_Open_Letter_to_the_American_Music_Publishing_Community http://thescl.com/media/pdfs/SCL%20Aereo%20Submission%20to%20USCO.pdf
Matt, I agree that this obviously doubles as a pretty significant publicity stunt, but you can't ignore the trickle-down benefits "stands" like this have on the rest of the musical community.