[pp.int.general] Protest certain musicians?

Christian Hufgard pp at christian-hufgard.de
Tue Oct 27 07:00:53 CET 2009

Hi Richard,
Richard Stallman wrote:
>> For vinyl, and CDs, I have absolutely no problem with
>> whoever mass produces such items making a profit, and, when you break
>> out the tiny amount that actually goes to the creator,
> If by "creator" you mean "musicians", the fact is that usually
> they get nothing.  They probably got nothing when he bought the first
> set of records, and nothing again when he bought the second set.
> This is because the usual record company contracts are exploitative.

I have to beg to differ. I recently visitied several discussions with
guys from indipendente labels and according to their words, at least
german indie artists receive a pretty fair share from the money (about
10-20%). If you do all the work around the release yourself, you can
increase the value even more - but have a lot more work.

The only musicians getting really less money are newcomers at major
labels. Muscians who were under contract at the labels confirmed the

Of course this may differ in other countries, but we should try not to
generally abolish the labels...


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