Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Emperor's New Clothes

Gradually those gathered around the great four emperors of sound; Universal, EMI, Warner, and Sony-BMG came to realize that without their workers they were nothing.
The Canadian Music Creators Coalition says:
"Record companies and music publishers are not our enemies, but let's be clear: lobbyists for major labels are looking out for their shareholders, and seldom speak for Canadian artists. Legislative proposals that would facilitate lawsuits against our fans or increase the labels' control over the enjoyment of music are made not in our names, but on behalf of the labels' foreign parent companies."

The emperors stand naked before the retreating crowd.

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