Don Henley Blames Recording Industry For Killing Music
from the so-what-are-you-going-to-do? dept
An interesting article being picked up by a variety of publications written by famed musician Don Henley, saying that the trouble facing the recording industry isn’t about the internet or piracy, but about record labels that no longer understand what business they’re in, and who are so focused on profit, they’re forgetting that they’re creating music and not a commoditized product. Henley’s solution is that musicians should fight against media mergers and demand that labels treat musicians fairly. He seems to believe the only way to do this is to have the government step in. I’m not sure why this is necessary. Musicians should vote with their feet. If they’re getting screwed over by the record labels (and they are), that’s an opportunity for better record labels to come along. Some new labels are trying to be different, and if a few major musicians went in that direction others would quickly follow.
Comments on “Don Henley Blames Recording Industry For Killing Music”
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Dear Mr Henley;
I sincerely apologize for sharing the Mojo Nixon song, titled “Don Henley Must Die.”
My bad, sorry.
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Did yo, by any chance, see Mojo and Don Henly play tha song, together? It was good.
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I heard that Mojo was going to change the name of the song to “Michael Bolton Must Die.”
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C’mon, he’s one of the computer geeks at CTU on 24 now! Oh you meant the no talent ass-clown that won grammys…
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Who the hell is ” Don Henly ” ?
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Eagles Drummer and frontman you Dillhole. Come out odf your cave.
Don can start by...
not trying to hurt American Internet Radio. Radioparadise.com is one of the last few places to hear real music in the US. Artists like Don should wake up and see that the Internet radio community may be the last ones not pushing Spears or Boy Bands onto the listening public. The idea that web radio is hurting artists by playing a wider variety of music is absurd. Of course, record companies don’t like having to market smaller acts rather than guaranteed sellers like Timberlake.
Remember when you could actually hear real music on the radio? Ahhh those were the days.
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Probably because the big record company cartels are able to pay radio stations to keep other music off the air. Only the government can issue broadcast licenses, so it is not a free and open market. And only the government can put a stop to the payola system supported by those licenses. But it won’t.