Billy Bragg: Why should songwriters starve so others get rich?

Singing for the VC Supper

Part One

Part One

  • Big Business and the Start-Ups and The Punters... (3:30)
  • Leave the bloggers alone (8:30)
  • There's no point Web 2.0 people looking the other way...(10:00)
  • So why can't musicians shut up and just play live? (11:25)
“Without recordings to go ahead of you, and spread the word, you end up never getting to that stage that all of us crave: where we give up our fucking day jobs that we fucking hate”

Part Two

Part Two

  • Technology leaps ahead - but why give up your rights? (2:00) Equity stakes in 2.0 startups? (3:08)
  • Home Taping Didn't Kill Music (5:15)
  • Imeem FAIL rescued by music (8:00)
  • Webtards - don't look the other way (9:42)
  • Towards a free music membership nonprofit?

Part Three

Billy Bragg's website, with his blog, forum and songs, is at BillyBragg.co.uk. ®

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