Why We Should Buy Music

As if that is even a question.

Amazing article by The Trichordist on the implications of our current freeloading music economy.

All rights to this blog post I have reblogged belong to The Trichordist.

The Trichordist

Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only ask the opportunity to present a countervailing viewpoint.


My intention here is not to shame you or embarrass you. I believe you are already on the side of musicians and artists and you are just grappling with how to do the right thing. I applaud your courage in admitting…

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2 responses to “Why We Should Buy Music”

  1. Coop says :

    Terrific letter and explanation of the failure of the Internet to incorporate artists into the system in a way that fairly compensates them. When everything is free – food, housing, cars, cable, travel, clothes – then we can talk about “free” art. In the meanwhile, artists need to eat, travel, and live just like the rest of us. Buddy can you spare a dime?

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