"The industry's Hollywood-esque, old, out-of-date, sleazy, inefficient, business model, the music recording industry, is about to be blown up. Major record companies have been ripping off artists for years. ..." In September 2000, at the height of the Internet company stock crash, and the huge court case on Napster, gilli moon wrote an article calling on the music industry to consider a new way of protecting artists' rights and paying for music: music subscription. Subscription has now become the norm for online music delivery, but gilli moon was there, writing about it, before it had even begun.
(Note this article was written in 2000, before Napster was brought down by the RIAA)
"To Napster, or not to Napster.. that is the question.... I am not opposed to fans sharing music on a one-to-one basis. Artists used to share their music even before Napster or the internet was around. A few cds here and there to generate fans, attract interest, just be "sharing" and artistic, is all good. .. " A written dialogue compiled by gilli moon, published in the July 2000 issue of Songsalive! Songnotes! - with major guest appearances and anecdotes by recording artist, Courtney Love, attorney Josh Leopold, Bruce Wallace, Songsalive! Member, and famous producer/engineer Steve Albini.
Having a population a big as our country, LA attracts artists, musicians, songwriters, actors, and film and TV production people from all around the world, seeking fame and fortune. It is no wonder that they can specialize in their fields and not have to rely on the age-old understanding here of having to diversify talents. Whereas we artists need to stick our finger in many melting pots to keep monetarily afloat, over there specialization is easy, and somewhat necessary.
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