The Music Industry Buried More Than 150 Startups—Now They are Left to Dance with the Giants
David Pakman
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I am sure that if you decided to create a bread delivery startup and decided to buy the bread at half the standard price, that startup would not have a lot of business because bakers would refuse to sell it the bread they need. Same thing with apples and other food products. If you buy the products at a price that does not enable the producers to live decently then the producers are bankrupted and they get out of business and then you don’t have any product or produce to buy.

The music companies, majors or not, are not my problem. My interest is in the people who produce the music from scratch, the composers and the authors who have to live from the distribution and circulation of their work which is always a commercial act but also the only source of income for them. Without a decent income they just fade into non-existence since they can’t eat nor pay their rent, not to speak of buying the machines they need to produce the music you want to use without paying a fair price, I mean fair for the composers and authors who produced it.

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