One of the biggest debates in the music circles over the past 20 years has been the growth of the internet “music piracy” which is blamed for the supposed “destruction of the music business”, and which has been used as an excuse for endless freedom-limiting legal measures by the powers that be.
Superficially, this sounds plausible. How can “theft” not hurt a business? But when you think about it – better yet, see the actual outcomes – it’s as false as can be. It’s like blaming tractors for doing away with horse-driven ploughs. Or like blaming the industrial revolution for increasing worker productivity 100-fold and focusing on the minority that lost out in the transition.
|Book 1 – Chapter 05
All About Hits?
|Course Overview||Book 1 – Chapter 07
What About A&R?