May 21, 2024

Songwriter Decries MP3s

Songwriter Diane Warren penned a different ditty this week: an impassioned indictment of music “piracy” via MP3 downloads. If anyone is entitled to an opionion, Diane is. Read a bried bio on-line.

Unfortunately, she is dreadfully wrong. Ms. Warren works in an industry in which barriers to entry, in the form of monolithic recording companies, have stifled competition for decades. Now those barriers are crumbling, making those manning the walls uncomfortable, to say the least.

Denying that times are changing won’t change the fact that they are. The genie is out of the bottle and won’t go back in. Musicians will continue to make music because they love it. Fans will continue to pay for the works of the artists they love. The mediocre will fall by the wayside.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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