Meet the New Boss, Worse Than the Old Boss

Friday, December 27, 2013

Transcript

David Lowery of bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven thought the internet would become a vibrant new marketplace for creators. Instead, he says, the internet era is worse for artists than the infamously unfair record company system. Brooke talks to Lowery about what's wrong and how to fix it.

Guests:

David Lowery

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [2]

I don't know about you, but I tire of comments like this one. that use the lowest common denominator to try and discredit someone's opinion. I guess the problem is, this individual has no opinion, so if he imagines someone that challenges his worldview, the best he can do is spit and kick.

Fortunately, people are tired of these phony tirades and are beginning to realize that musicians and all artists for that matter, have a legitimate beef with the digital status quo.

Dec. 31 2013 04:31 PM
posimosh

Wow... Is this guy a PR dude for the entertainment industry. His libertarian screed is laughable considering his band Cracker was aweful live when I saw them about 15 years ago (I can imagine how bad they would be now.) Anyway, performers love the new recording industry model because all you have to do is be decent while performing live for a few months out of the year. If you can do that, and you build a following, you are set. However, if you can't play live, and lean on overproduction and auto-tune, you will struggle.
I have toured with bands in vans for a couple 100 bucks and bands in busses that stayed in hotels on tour... All of them are happy that the recording industry is outta their pockets.

Dec. 28 2013 03:51 AM

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