CLARK SORLEY: Technology having eroded the economic value of the recorded copy
Jeremy, I appreciate the spirit in which you say what you say. There are many of us who want to find ways that artists can be kept solvent. No easy task though, and never was. Revenue from records was historically one way that could be done. It wasn’t that great however as it tended to reward a tiny minority of successful artists and their commercial overlords.
Technology having eroded the economic value of the recorded copy seems to be a brutal fact of the current age. Fighting against it using moral arguments is like arguing at the weather. Whatever new ways there might be to finance musicians I imagine income from copies of our recorded works will not be one of them. And just to repeat myself: it never was. So no change there.
- Clark Sorley