When Rock Stars Rebel: Music Industry Troubles

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Two nights before the Grammy Awards, the music industry is in under attack from recording artists and digital technology. Sales are down and Internet downloads are up. Record companies have laid-off employees and executives are complaining of a shortage of new talent. Digital technology has given music fans a license to steal, and an increasing number of them are doing it. Big-name acts all over Los Angeles are performing to raise money to fight a battle against their own industry. What will it all mean for the listening public? We examine an industry in crisis, with performers, producers, promoters, attorneys, pundits, and civil libertarians.
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