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Monday, February 26, 2018

"Don’t be evil" Neil Young tells Google and Facebook

Getting Fucked By Silicon Valley

  • What is the difference between the 19th Century Robber Barons and the Hippy "Trendy" Tech Billionaires?  NOTHING
  • At all points in history the corrupt Oligarch Elites will exploit their fellow man, grind them into poverty to line their own pockets and buy government officials so they can control society.

(The Wrap)  -  As far as Neil Young is concerned, Google has anything but a heart of gold when it comes to compensating artists.
“Harvest” musician Young vented at Google and other tech companies in a post published by Neil Young Archives on Friday, accusing them of “building their wealth on music’s back and paying nothing to the artists.”
“Today, in the age of Facebook, Google and Amazon, it’s hard to tell how a new and growing musical artist could make it in the way we did,” Young wrote. “The Tech Giants have figured out a way to use all the great music of everyone from all time, without reporting an artist’s number of plays or paying a fucking cent to the musicians. Aren’t they great companies!!! It makes you wonder where the next generation of artists will come from. How will they survive?”
Young went on to say that, while Google might have changed mottoes in recent years, the song remains the same in terms of artist compensation.
“‘Don’t be evil.’ That was Google’s corporate motto as they directed users to pirate sites to get artist’s creations and not pay!! Amazing tech breakthrough!! Meanwhile, they reap the bucks from ads people read while listening to music made my artists,” Young wrote.
“Google just changed their motto from ‘Do the Right Thing,’ but haven’t changed anything else as they continue to rip off the artist community, building their wealth on music’s back and paying nothing to the artists,” Young continued. “WOW! Brilliant tech breakthrough! BTW, Google is YouTube. Guess who’s next?”
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Neil Young - Heart Of Gold


Anonymous said...

thats so until that dam burst and Carnegie got social conscience ...
that follow by all Barons , and they seek a path of major filantropic consequences for the enrichment of Americans
thats that so on those new Barons
until that dam is burst , they ...for money ... will lie, cheat, made pacts with foreign dictators with bilion consumers for keep then out of this world ...
so evil is capitalizing , as freedoms are let down , for money

Anonymous said...

Well Neil.. where were you when the artistes were getting F'd by the RECORD COMPANIES?????
A LOT of BIG acts never made a dime on their "platinum albums"..... (Kansas STILL owes the record company for "production promotion and distribution" costs).
Where REAL artists make their REAL money is live performance.. (yeah.. you have to be smarter than the promoters.. one of the most profitable tours (Fleetwood Mac.... Rumors)the band earned NOTHING.... (well, there was a LOT of drug charges)....
AND thats just the BIG NAMES. There are 100,000 bar bands out there. I'd say 5 to 10% are BETTER than the "National" acts pushed and paid for by the music distributors.
I'd LOVE to get played by Google for nothing (actually... we do.... "Alexia, Play SPUR CRAZY band......... (Love it....) Now for the big promotion tour ...... :)

Anonymous said...

as so the live showns are a way to artist put their food on the table cause they got ... zip, zilsh,nada...from the royalties ?
we going to see the Stones till Mick reach 186 years old ? , cause they left in poverty , and need to buy the daily pie ?