If you came to Meeting 4 of Four Nights of Music Rights last October, you saw Chris Castle and David Lowery (founder of Cracker and Camper Van Beethovan) pick apart one of the biggest problems in the music business–the purchase of advertising on pirate websites by Fortune 100 companies, served by ad networks like Google, Yahoo! and others. We are very appreciative of Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts and the Austin Creative Alliance covering David’s expenses for his travel to Austin so we could bring you an evening of important information.
The Four Nights meeting with David was a preview of what will no doubt be the key issue in policy circles for the year and beyond: How to stop major brands from supporting piracy. These are often the same brands that seek out endorsement deals with the very artists they help pirates monetize.
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