Musicians taking rightful place in music industry...

I wrote the following as a letter to the editor in reply to a Macleans article written by Philippe Gohier.

What Mr. Gohier wrote misses the whole point of what is going on. The music industry is made up of different (and sometimes warring) components, including composers, performers and "makers". The last group dominated the music industry when the equipment necessary for recording and distributing music was expensive, but modern technology changes this. The decision is about composers making a larger cut of the money from music downloads.

A better article would have looked at the massive amount of money that the increasingly redundant labels are extracting from the music industry, and the fact that the future of music will require that composers and performers be able to take their rightful place.

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