Control by two behemoth labels would prevent the development of innovative new digital music distribution models, would take away avenues of exposure for independent artists, and would raise the price of digital music for consumers.
While his new album features: The Strokes' Justin Casablancas, Iggy Pop, The Flaming Lips and filmmaker David Lynch, Danger Mouse wants people to know "Dark Night of the Soul" wasn't simply thrown together to "compile names of all stars."
Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.
People should pay for music to support all the unknown artists out there who are trying to make it. What if internet piracy had existed in the 1960s? No Dylan? No Beatles? Would Bono be working as a longshoreman?
In a business where, for the last decade or so, every move made by a major record label or established artist is almost guaranteed to be a dumb one, it's hard to pick a mere five as the créme de la créme of stupidity.