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The RIAA-Systematic thievery-Simon Napier-Bell

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Life and times: Simon Napier-Bell

The record industry is careering towards meltdown. A good thing too, says Simon Napier-Bell, after 40 years of working with its most notorious moguls:

Everyone had the same story. ‘Systematic thievery,’ said the Dixie Chicks in their writ against Sony. ‘Intentionally fraudulent,’ claimed US music lawyer Don Engel.”

“For 50 years the major labels have thought of themselves as guardians of the …

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