Listen to Ron Knox on Capitol Forum’s Podcast

Date: 20 Jun 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.”

Listen to the podcast here.

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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Susan Holmberg is Senior Editor and Researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Independent Business Initiative. She writes on corporate power and inequality and has been published in the New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, The Nation, and Democracy Journal.

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Ron Knox is the senior researcher and writer for the Independent Business Initiative. He has studied and written about antitrust and monopoly power for more than a decade. Before joining ILSR, he worked in various senior editorial roles at Global Competition Review, and his antimonopoly writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, The American Prospect and elsewhere. He is based in Kansas City.