Gabriel and Eno launch musicians union:

« “The digital environment will change the way music is made, and here artists need a voice”, Peter Gabriel told BBC News Online at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

In the age of digital downloads musicians and the music industry have had to find a way of giving consumers what they want while securing revenue streams.

Gabriel said he could not understand big music stars that advocated free music downloads while accepting big cheques from record companies at the same time.

After all, most artists depended on record sales for up to 60% of their income, he said. »

Having both ended political persecution and dissolved South Africian apartheid, I guess Gabriel needed a new hobby. Making records gets boring. ;-)

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