Senior Research Ron Knox joined Teddy Downey on Capitol Forum’s podcast, Second Request, to talk about his groundbreaking Wired article on Big Music. They chatted about music-industry monopolies, how electeds and the agencies charged with enforcing our antitrust laws have allowed this consolidation, and how to restore the industry’s middle class.
“I think that some structural separation [break ups]…would be extremely helpful and add necessary competition to the market.”
You can also learn how the monopolization of three chokepoints in the distribution of music — record labels, streaming, and live venues — is making it impossible for all but the top artists to reach listeners, by reading Ron’s article in Wired.
For Ron’s insights on music monopolies and antitrust more broadly, follow him on Twitter.
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