In the six weeks since nationwide Black Lives Matter protests rose up after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, musicians have been reckoning with their own complicit role in the longstanding structural racism of the music industry. Black Lives Matter. It is focused, for now, on the publishing wing of the industry, which Tweedy sees as a focal point for a great deal of the economic racial injustice that has historically taken place in music. The three major royalties organizations have all expressed tentative support for this idea, without making any specific promises. Ultimately, Tweedy sees his statement as a mere beginning of his commitment to being a public voice on this issue. Tweedy recently spoke with Rolling Stone about the initial response to his statement, the structural racism he still sees embedded in the industry today, and his reasons for stepping out as an advocate of music industry reparations.
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The digital version of this song was previously available via Bandcamp. The modern music industry is built almost entirely on Black art. The wealth that rightfully belonged to Black artists was stolen outright and to this day continues to grow outside their communities. No one artist could come close to paying the debt we owe to the Black originators of our modern music and their children and grandchildren.
Jeffrey Scot Tweedy born August 25, is an American songwriter, musician, and record producer best known as the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco. Tweedy, originally from Belleville, Illinois , started his music career in high school in his band The Plebes with Jay Farrar , which subsequently transitioned into the alternative country band Uncle Tupelo. Across Tweedy's career he has released 18 studio albums, including four with Uncle Tupelo , ten with Wilco , one with his son Spencer , a solo acoustic album , two solo studio albums, along with numerous collaborations with other musicians, most notably Mermaid Avenue with Billy Bragg. Tweedy was born in the St. Louis while JoAnn was a kitchen designer.