Friday, 11 December 2009
ad hoc music copyright business models
The UK's Radio Times for next week contains a neat anecdote by DJ Stuart Maconie involving Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout.
According to Maconie, McAloon, in availing himself of the services of a London Black Cab, was discussing the vexed question of illegal music downloads with his cabbie. The cabbie confessed that, yes, he did sometimes download his music unlawfully, but reassured his passenger that he paid for three quarters of his music. On reaching his destination, McAloon simply gave the driver three quarters of the fare! See other music-themed black cabs here.