Music Industry Changes

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Prince: Beyond the Music…

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Prince, Rodgers, Nelson – Artist, Entrepreneur, Social activist, Humanitarian

Control your music…Use creative talent to build economic 
prosperity for self and community was the philosophy the music legend espoused for
aspiring musicians.

As fans pay tribute and download the icon’s tunes, aspiring artists would do well to track down and study Prince’s opinions about technology and the changing nature of the music business, and what he believed artists needed to do to avoid being enslaved in an industry that often fails to compensate fairly many members.

References

Time.com – The Ambitious Plan to teach: http://tinyurl.com/pcwnp4p

Yes we code.org: http://www.yeswecode.org

 

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