UK electronic music producer Whitey, who you may remember from his album The Light At the End of a Tunnel is a Train, has summed up the thoughts of many thousands of producers and musicians like him around the world who are fed up with being asked to license their music for commercial purposes with no compensation.
“I am sick to death of your hollow shtick,” he writes in response to one such request, “of the inevitable line ‘Unfortunately there’s no budget for music’, as if some fixed Law of the Universe handed you down a sad but immutable financial verdict preventing you from budgeting to pay for music. Your company set out the budget. So you have chosen to allocate no money for music. I get begging letters like this every week – from a booming, affluent global media industry.”
Read the rest of the cathartic response below. (via Fact)