Got to love one-time Floyd manager, Pete Jenner, and his statements at Midem this week. Totally nails it. Now the industry has to move – fast – or lose the lot…
“I don’t want to hear ever again anyone whinging about their music being stolen. I don’t want to hear about pirates, I want to hear how my artists can make a living, and how new artists can make a living , from making recorded music. Recorded music is not the ‘music industry’ but it is hard to see how the music industry can thrive without those critical calling cards we used to call records, and we now call files.
“It’s a huge unending job, but it is exciting and challenging, and worthwhile, because it is about all of our human creativity, individuality, culture and spirit.”