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Independent Musician Explains Why Article 13 Will Be An Utter Disaster For Independent Artists

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Jan 28, 2019 12:35 PM 2+ mon ago

Independent Musician Explains Why Article 13 Will Be An Utter Disaster For Independent Artists

A decade ago, when there were still people laughably insisting that the internet was the worst thing that ever happened to musicians, I kept pointing out examples of artists who were creatively embracing the internet to great success -- connecting with fans, building new business models, and succeeding. And every time I did that, people would complain that this example was an "exception" or an "anomaly." And, they had a habit of qualifying any success story -- even if the qualifications were contradictory. For example, if I highlighted an independent artist's success, people would say "well, that's just a small independent artist, they have nothing to lose, no big rock star could ever succeed that way." And then, when I'd highlight a big rock star having success embracing the internet, I'd be told "well, it's easy for him, he already ...

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