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More than most people, Jonathan Taplin has seen firsthand how the rise of digital behemoths like Google and Facebook has irrevocably transformed the life of artists and musicians. A former tour manager for Bob Dylan and the Band and a movie producer for Martin Scorsese, Taplin has become an expert in digital media, and has observed how the original decentralized vision of the internet in the s has morphed into an industry controlled by monopolistic companies that wield inordinate influence over the future of music, film, television, book publishing, and journalism. That movie came out over 25 years ago, and it was so prescient. We have to have a negotiation. And he was so proud of how he gets all this music for free.
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Jonathan Taplin. Jonathan Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: overlooking piracy of books, music, and film while hiding behind opaque business practices and subordinating the privacy of individual users in order to create the surveillance-marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since , newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70 percent; book publishing, film, and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Today, Google's YouTube controls 60 percent of all streaming-audio business but pay for only 11 percent of the total streaming-audio revenues artists receive. More creative content is being consumed than ever before, but less revenue is flowing to the creators and owners of that content. The stakes here go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist.
I n , Jonathan Taplin took part in a public debate with Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit , about what the digital economy was doing to the creative arts. He suggested a reunion concert or album, funded by kickstarter, and launched on Reddit. Take your charity and shove it. Just let us get paid for our work and stop deciding that you can unilaterally make it free. As a result, it feels a little overfamiliar. The more personal and original sections of the book concern his own experiences in the music and film industries. He harks back to the glory days of the s and s, when people like him and his friends could make their music and movies on their own terms and still get paid for it.