#iRespectMusic : Blake Morgan launches iRespectMusic.org

Blake Morgan  iresepctmusic IndiestardustBlake Morgan Launches http://www.irespectmusic.org and #irespectmusic hashtag

“We artists and musicians have the right to expect from our profession what others expect from their professions. That through hard work and determination, perspiration and inspiration, we’ll have the same fair shot to realize our dreams, answer our callings, support our families. I respect my profession. I respect artists. I respect music.”

—Blake Morgan, Recording artist, producer, label owner
The Huffington Post, December 18th, 2013

Just tweet out a photo of yourself or a homemade meme saying #irespectmusic and Join in!! 

“I am incredibly honored to be a part of this movement. Many more details coming very very soon! But in the meantime…#IRespectMusic
Please share with anyone and everyone!!”

Blake’s Facebook page is already buzzing!

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Musician and artists rights advocate Blake Morgan has launched a new website, http://irespectmusic.org/ and has started the hashtag #irespectmusic

Blake is a solo artist, owns and runs his label ECR Music Group and has insipred the music industry with his editorials on Huffington Post!

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Blake writes: “At the heart of everyone’s concerns lies a common understanding that the royalty payments from radio, whether terrestrial (AM/FM), satellite, or Internet, are uneven and unfair. Everyone involved in the argument feels they’re unfair, whether they feel they’re paying too much, or getting too little. That’s because terrestrial, satellite, and Internet radio each pay different rates. Mostly this is due to the near-century between the establishment of terrestrial radio and its satellite and Internet counterparts, and the birth of the entire music industry during that time.”

(Left to right) Billy Amendola/ModernDrummer; Magazine Ray Gomez/Guitarist; PatrickStewart and Sunny (Below) Bluesman Steve Hester

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Indiestardust wishes Blake huge success with The #iRespectMusic Campaign!

We are honored to join in! Follow Blake on Instagram  & Twitter > @TheBlakeMorgan

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3 thoughts on “#iRespectMusic : Blake Morgan launches iRespectMusic.org

  1. The timing is so right. After a record year of musicians stepping forward and openly talking about the severe challenges they are facing as a result of digital distribution of their work over the internet; finally a campaign that unties them.

  2. As a professional musician for almost 50 years, but, mostly because of the current state of so-called music find myself almost involuntarily retired. Younger people really don’t care about music. They are involved with all the computer gizmos in use and music is just a distraction. Add to that that much of this crap does not even fir the definition of music anyway. At best, it might be called “performance art”. Sad to say, I don’t see this changing soon unless the marketing people change their focus. Perfect example; Many commercials that use music use tunes from the 50’s – 70’s, For many years, if a person heard a song they really liked, they had to go to a store and buy a 45 record for $1. You had the record in your hands and took care of it. Today, if somebody happens to really like a song, they go online and download the mp3 (ironically still about $1) and it magically appears on their computer. Since Dad & Mom are paying the computer bills, in effect, they get the song immediately out of mid air and pay nothing for it. Why should they respect it? Also, regarding the irony that a 45 cost $1 in the ’50’s and an mp3 is still priced at $1 today, name one other product or service that costs the same as it did 60 years ago?

    The only bright spot is that today, almost anyone can make a CD to market to niche markets for much less cost than 40 years ago and not have to be signed to a big record company to get it on the market.

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