Tunecore CEO Jeff Price has issued some more strong words for industry bodies that have criticised the volume of music being released through his distribution service. “to those people out there, the sitting board members of the RIAA and the sitting board members of A2IM and the sitting board members of Sound Exchange who have made public comments stating that music that we release is crap–that’s their word, not mine–and that 80 percent of it is crap and it’s cluttering the space. You know with all due respect, this music already sits on a hard drive. Who cares if it’s my computer or Apple’s hard drive? It doesn’t get in the way of anything. Radiohead’s not going to stop selling because you put a song up on iTunes,” he tells CMJ. “When you go to iTunes, people search for it. If they find it, they buy it. So, go f*** yourself. You know? Please. You’re no longer the gatekeeper; you don’t get to say what has access. Technology changed that, and the general population of the world can say something like Rebecca Black, for better or for worse, has value. You know, we can say it doesn’t or it does, but the general population decided it is, so it doesn’t really matter what we have to say. They get to make the decision now.”

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