Billy Bragg on royalties and rights

Even though we’re not in the business of making professional musicians, many of our students do hope to spend their life, and perhaps make a living, making music.

Musician Billy Bragg has an editorial discussing royalties for artists who appear on sites like MySpace. Anything that gets at the changing shape of the music business in an intelligent way is worth a read by music educators:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/22/opinion/22bragg.html?ex=1363924800&en=26dde2922bbab6f2&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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