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Mellencamp on the State of the Music Business

Few music stars have been as generous with their time for political candidates and causes as John Mellencamp. From Farm Aid to the 2004 Democratic National Convention to hitting the road for John Edwards in Iowa and elsewhere, he's one of the music community's most committed members.

Tonight he has a article at HuffPo on the death of the music industry as we knew it....and the dismal future ahead.

It's a long article in which John goes to considerable lengths to try and explain factors like BDS (Broadcast Data Systems) and SoundScan and other ways the corporate hold on music evolved. [More...]

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