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Tariq Ali Questions John Lennon About Music & Politics

Pete Townsend from The Who said “I think the guy that runs it is a f*cking crook.”

Robert Brown wrote:

The CEO of Spotify is worth ($)2.5 billion.

Meanwhile, all the artists are paid next to nothing, and everybody from Tool to Coldplay, to Taylor Swift has gone to war with Spotify over their unfair treatment of artists. Pink Floyd said this about Spotify, “those services (Spotify and other streaming services) should fairly pay the artists and creators who make the music at the core of their businesses. For almost all working musicians, it’s also a question of economic survival.”

The Black Keys has a great one, “if somebody’s making money then the artist should be getting a fair cut of it. The owner of Spotify is worth something like $3 billion… he’s richer than Paul McCartney and he’s 30, and he’s never written a song.

”Beck said, “What Spotify pays me is not even enough to pay the musicians playing with me or the people working on the discs, It’s not working. Something is going to have to give.” (Beck won a Grammy this year, by the way.)

Thom York from Radio Head said, “I feel like as musicians we need to fight the Spotify thing. I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry. Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen.”

Words & Music by Joe Giambrone
Vocals by Lunasong
Copyright 2020 all rights reserved

Half the album is now finalized. Excellent progress with layered compression and remastering.



Words & Music by Joe Giambrone
Vocals by Lunasong
copyright 2020 all rights reserved

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Fuck Your Culture is where I’ve finally had enough, and I needed to get it out: the descent to fascism, the victims, the lies, the liars, the collaborators, the dupes. It was Mussolini who said, “Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it represents a merger of state and corporate power.”

 

 

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