one third of one percent ....
Benjamin is intense, passionate and utterly serious. When we meet he is in some despair over a statistic related to him by his publisher concerning the Performing Rights Society. "The PRS is responsible for collecting all the royalties for all types of music in Britain, and the royalties involved are immense, something like £600m a year. And, apparently, the whole of classical music within copyright – so from Strauss and Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Britten, through till today – is responsible for only one third of 1% of those sums."
a very interesting interview from many perspectives but i think this one has great relevance for what we are trying to say about R3 ...figures like these can feed the access argument very strongly and RW has a case for the approach on the numbers
to my mind he has no argument on the substance because i think he is trying to kid people that serious music is popular music ... it isn't that is not to say that it does not need a shameless confident propaganda campaign to argue for what it is .... not a pretence that it is all lollipop
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