Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven musician David Lowery has been getting plenty of press this year for his views on digital music. The Register’s interview with him is a great piece, questioning Lowery about his gloomy view of the digital music market. “We have services but the markets are sickly. Investment is disappearing and musicians are getting poorer,” he says. “In a lot of ways, the market place for songs and music and films does kinda resemble a failed state.” He makes a good point about the polarised piracy debate too: “The digital rights groups have made themselves irrelevant by saying no to everything. What happened after SOPA is that their radical wing won, so there’s no middle ground.”

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