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[Powderworks] Sell-outs

CYakaAL@aol.com CYakaAL@aol.com
Wed, 9 Oct 2002 13:23:52 EDT

In response to a question as to how Pete Townsend could sell his music for 
commercial use by a listener on a radio show, Townsend replied in the 
following manner;

And I must paraphrase.

If your image of my song changes because its used in a commercial, well 
that's your problem, not mine.

I understand the following;
       1.  The music industry is a business and therefore from the moment an 
artist signs a record deal he or she becomes commerce.
       2.  An artist must and has the right to earn money.
But when is enough, enough?  Do these people have any integrity? Apparently 

What did the Lester Bang character say in Almost Famous, "swill merchants?"