Friday, June 10, 2005

TAX THE RICH

More criticism of the ill-considered Live 8 arrives today in the form of Damon Albarn, who suggests that there should be voluntary tax on the sales increases participating artists will experience:

"All the artists that play there will enjoy increased record sales - if they play a good gig, they will benefit from it," the singer said. Artists should put pressure on their record labels to "genuinely show this is an altruistic act and that there is no self-gain in it".

"Because surely that negates... the message if there is," he said.


He's got a point.

Interestingly: Albarn wasn't approached to take part in the event.


1 comment:

Simon said...

But Midge Ure kindly put him on the bill for the G8 Scottish event anyway (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4616547.stm)

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