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Nettwerk To The Rescue

MusicHere’s an interesting development from the world of music, illegal downloads and the madcap antics of the RIAA. It seems one record label has had enough of RIAA’s heavy handed tactics and is helping a US family fight the RIAA in court. Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride explains:

“Litigation is not ‘artist development.’ Litigation is a deterrent to creativity and passion and it is hurting the business I love. The current actions of the RIAA are not in my artists’ best interests.”

If only more of the music industry thought this way. I, for one, am really impressed by McBride. To show my support, I may have to stop at Tower on the way home and pick up some Nettwerk artists. If you want to get behind this, visit Nettwerk’s site to get a complete list of artists. They’ve got some talent on the label and through representation – among them Barenaked Ladies, Tiesto, Avril Lavigne (In the interest of full disclosure, I like her music. It’s a guilty pleasure), and Sarah McLachlan (Who, also in the interest of full disclosure, I don’t and won’t own.)

Written by Michael Turk