Part of Austin's charm is our musicians. The following is a thought-provoking letter in reply to a recent NPR post about downloading. Many of our friends and neighbors face barriers to their ability to make a living through their creativity because of the current issues with downloading and streaming. Please take a moment to read and please consider passing this link on.
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.
read the letter here: