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“I don’t ask for free iPhones, so why free music?” Apple backed down after Swift wrote an open letter to its CEO Tim Cook, and not only paid for her music offering during the promotion period but the tunes of every other artist.
Swift’s rebellion may pay dividends long term by pointing up this broader question: Why is it that, while vastly more creative content is being consumed worldwide, less revenue is flowing to the people who create it? This is the issue probed by Jonathan Taplin in an important new book that demonstrates how intellectual property has been hijacked by what he calls the new “marketing monoculture” led by Facebook, Amazon and Google. Taplin even puts a number on it: He estimates that some $50 billion a year has been quietly shifting from content creators to “owners of the monopoly platforms.”
Taplin’s book, from Little, Brown, is titled Move Fast And Break Things: How Google, Facebook And Amazon Cornered Culture And Undermined Democracy
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: AttitudeProblem
I know the top ones are sucking up the cash
I’m referring to the proletarian musician who is trying to make it
Actually, music and ais more widespread than at any time in history yet the money just goes to the platforms and no longer the artists.
They’ve made art a commodity, like milk and eggs