Ya know, I keep hearing that it's empty threats and then the NSA is spying on everybody, the definition of terrorist keeps changing (apparently the one place we really want to include people of all races and ethnicity), corporations become people and have a "right" to profit, etc.
If we keep believing it's just posturing and empty threats, it won't be long before we'll be asking "How did we ever get here?"
Too bad the artist, Lee Adams, is so shortsighted on other things and rails against "streaming". Ignores the logic that the radio play could be heard by "millions" of people on one play while a stream play is heard by one person.
Maybe this will open his eyes on what those streaming platforms have to deal with from labels.
An interesting sidenote, local PBR station KUT had an interview with Hood regarding the recent BP settlement for the gulf oil spill. He spent most of his talking about how great BP was and how easy they were to work with and then went a side tangent about how Google should be more co-operative like BP was..
Most of those aren't "based" there. They're studios or offshoots. It is much easier to close down a studio and move them elsewhere than the "head office". Of course, since Canada and Europe think their laws apply globally...that may not help.