Friday, March 13, 2009
Corganwatch: Saving the Industry, Ass-Backwards
While Internet Radio advocates have been trying for years to level the playing field by removing the royalty fees they're forced to pay while their wireless-radio cousins get away scot-free, Billy Corgan has a better idea. Instead of making radio play free for everyone, Corgan spoke to Congress suggesting that everyone should have to pay money to play music. Certainly an industry widely agreed to be in dire trouble and needing to move wit' the times could adopt a policy of always making people pay to sample their wares... but instead, maybe they oughtn't. Is this the chrome-domed misanthrope's big "cracking the egg" idea?