We are the ones who hold the means to reverse this destructive and dehumanizing trend – and all humanity will suffer if we fail.
By Dawoud Kringle
The economics of the digital age have had an unfortunate effect upon the music business. Digital piracy and the futility of competing with free downloads, and the payments offered by streaming services such as Spotify or Apple Music have contributed to a constant economic devaluation of music. Progress is being made toward new models for rights and royalties in the new music economy that favor the professional musician as equally as the non-musician in the music business.