Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Thurston: Starbucks 'no worse' than Universal

Thurston Moore reckons he's surprised at the heat he's getting for placing the new Sonic Youth album through Starbucks:

"I never thought of it as being more radical than recording for Universal Music.

They're both corporations that have ties to things that people find sort of problematic. The compilation came out of the idea that I wanted Rather Ripped to be in Starbucks stores because that's where people were seeing CDs. They aren't going into record stores anymore."

Certainly, as music producers, Starbucks' record seems more positive than any of the big RIAA companies.