Posted by Kevin Bondelli in GLBT Issues, Music
In the April 4, 2015 edition of his Lefsetz Letter, Bob Lefsetz conflates two mostly unrelated arguments into one, muddling both. Using the outrage over Indiana and Arkansas’s Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA) as his example, Lefsetz argues:
- Musicians used to have the people on their side and as a result had the courage to speak out for or against things. Today it is the corporations, especially tech, that have the people’s support and are speaking out.
- The music industry is faltering because it refuses to adapt to change or utilize their leverage the way that tech companies have, and musicians are blaming everybody but themselves. This is why they have lost the people.
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