Haha, cause ANY background check on most "popular" musicians would be problematic!Henley's speaking on behalf of many in the music business, I imagine he could be considered a spokesperson, due to his high profile position as one of the founding members of the Eagles. I suppose the powers that be didn't perform a background check on him for this role, much to the dismay of some?
Interesting, Houndog, I didn't consider that 34-year-old Don Henley may have somehow been outwitted and ensnared by a high school sophomore.I don’t anything about the 16 year old incident , but I do know a few freinds that have been lied to by young girls about their true age .
So I will withhold any judgment there .
Well ..... Holland Dozier Holland, Carole King, Steely Dan,....not touring noTshirts ....still made a living.Just like now, bands lived on touring and selling merchandise.
I’m not defending the streaming services or the music industry in general- but lets not pretend the industry was any different in the physical medium era. Performers were always treated unfairly.
i’m not arguing that change is bad.Well ..... Holland Dozier Holland, Carole King, Steely Dan,....not touring noTshirts ....still made a living.
Just because performers have always been treated unfairly doesn't mean complacence is a norm and there cannot be change.
Yes I actually agree with all that you said. Mine was a devils advocate counterpoint.i’m not arguing that change is bad.
The point I’m trying to make is things weren’t better in the old days and a lot of people seemed to think in 1975 the music industry was fair. It wasn’t.
Read this...I’m not defending the streaming services or the music industry in general- but lets not pretend the industry was any different in the physical medium era. Performers were always treated unfairly.
Many in the digital music industry rightfully condemn the past exploitation of artists by record labels. But at the same time they seem to be doing the same thing. Trying to bully artists into giving up their rights so that companies like YouTube can make money is the same thing.
With exploitative record contracts The Old Boss tried to take your songs a dozen at a time and pay you pennies. The New Boss wants to take ALL of your songs, past present and future and pay you nothing.
No desire to start an argument...but...My enmity for Don "No Contest" Henley is eclipsed only to a slight degree by how much Shilohjim hates Dawes' father, but in the spirit of public service I thought I'd share his thoughts on preserving his frighteningly large wealth. I hear his testimony in Congress landed with the dull thud that's his signature.
From the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating, wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Google’s YouTube.
The blockbuster hitmaker of the 1970s testified online from his home before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee weighing possible changes to a 1998 copyright law. The law allows holders of copyrighted material to formally ask parties they believe have taken their content without permission to remove it. The parties can dispute the claim. If they comply promptly with the request, there are no legal consequences. Otherwise, they may be subject to criminal penalties.
Henley said the law is weak and needs to be changed to make it more effective in stopping online piracy.
The so-called “notice and takedown” system under the copyright law is used by the movie and recording industries, entertainment software makers and book authors to pursue tech platforms, universities and other facilitators of file-sharing.
Henley called the copyright law “a relic of a MySpace era in a TikTok world.” With hundreds of millions of takedown notices sent, for every link taken down, “a dozen more pop up in its place,” he said. The system “still allows Big Tech to rake in revenue” after repeated copyright infringements, Henley said.
The copyright battle is being spotlighted in Congress at a time when U.S. tech giants are in an escalating feud with President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers, who accuse platforms such as Twitter, Google and Facebook of suppressing conservative viewpoints. The dispute boiled over last week when Twitter attached warnings to some of Trump’s tweets, on mail-in voting and the use of force against people protesting the police killing of George Floyd. Trump, who is Twitter’s most prominent user, responded by issuing an executive order intended to chip away at the tech platforms’ legal shield for speech content they carry.
In the debate over online pirating, the subcommittee chairman, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., made his leanings clear. He said creative industries have been “absolutely decimated” by the economic fallout of the pandemic as well as online pirating of copyrighted material that hasn’t slowed down.
“Piracy has become easier and faster and much, much more common,” Tillis said. “The current system is failing and it’s failing badly.”
He confided that the first live music performance he saw, when he lived in Nashville, was the Eagles. The rock group, with Henley as singer, drummer and songwriter, produced some of the best-selling albums of all time in the 1970s.
The other senators who attended the hearing, Democrats Chris Coons of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, expressed support for changes to update the copyright law.
Copyright holders maintain that some network operators have manipulated internet-provider addresses in a way to make other networks appear responsible for the file-sharing. Entertainment industries have been pushing tech platforms to do more themselves to police content that violates copyright.
On the other side, users of the content have accused copyright holders of alleging infringement where it doesn’t exist. Internet companies say they have worked actively with the creative industries to block access to illegal content and protect the copyrights.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating, wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and...apnews.com