Under The Cut: Say-10 Records
Check out this piece I did for The Horn on local Richmond label Say-10 Records. Adam is a great dude, and the bands on his roster have some great tunes.
You can also check out his stuff at say-10.com. Buy some local noise!
Over the weekend NPR Correspondent Emily White (of All Things Considered) posted a brave, yet eye-opening blog post in which she publicly admitted to not paying for music, despite being an avid consumer and music enthusiast. In response, Professor David Lowery, an expert on economics of the music industry from the University of Georgia, responded with an even more incendiary open letter, in which he addresses all of Ms. White’s claims in detail whilst offering potential solutions to the ongoing debate of fair artist compensation.
As both a fervent supporter of both paying for music and NPR, I found myself applauding Mr. Lowery’s commentary on the subject. His words are some that many have needed to hear for quite some time. Paying for music and supporting the artists that move us, push us, and inspire us is not that difficult of a sacrifice in the grand scheme. Personally, I think the same goes for all independent/DIY artists, no matter the medium. Who are we to do nothing but take from something that we claim to adore, yet refuse to give back with our wholeheartedly earned support?
Take some time and check this out today. This has left me with a great deal of validation and things to ponder.
Also, Happy Tuesday.