"Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only ask the opportunity to present a countervailing viewpoint."
This viewpoint is an elegant, engaging and well reasoned (if slightly long) response by David Lowery and well worth a read - a really interesting digest of what David feels is wrong with a new gereration who seem happy to pay their mobile phone companies and internet service providers - but not musicians who they claim to respect and admire. The comments on the blog are mostly a good read too with some interesting participants! Many thanks to my most excellent friend Arthur H for alerting me to this article which you can find here