Tuesday, December 3, 2013

David Lowery vs. Silicon Valley

CAMPER Van Beethoven's singer David Lowery has become the most ornery of those fighting for musician's rights. He's erupted over piracy, Spotify, lyric websites, and the battle between the surviving Beastie Boys (with the ghost of Adam Yauch) and GoldieBlox.

I speak to him for Salon here.

He makes a pretty good case for what's wrong with Silicon Valley techno-utopianism, which leaves artists out of the revenue stream.

(Lowery and his argument also make an appearance in my book Creative Destruction, which comes out next year.)


Rowena Hailey said...
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Mariz Denver said...

Most artists make 11 cents for every album they sell. Silicon Valley must totally sucking the creativity out of artists. Its not like they help distribute new content or provide for the greatest communication service ever invented.

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