Listening Post: Want Better Music? Don’t Stiff the Songwriters
Quality could be exactly what the music industry, which is so eager to pin its declining fortunes on technological developments, needs more than anything else right now. If Israelite is correct and the quality of music depends on keeping songwriters happy, music fans should hope the Copyright Royalty Board settles on a rate that keeps them solvent.
“It all starts with the content,” NPD’s Cruspin said. “(Music) is not a commodity. We’re not talking about laundry detergent here.”