Is Music Free? A Discussion with Damon Krukowski

Damon Krukowski has spent a career releasing dreampop, psych rock and psychedelic folk within Galaxie 500, Magic Hour and Damon and Naomi respectively. Along with his stunning and diverse musical output, he’s been an outspoken champion for artists. His newsletter Dada Drummer Almanach frequently points out the fallacy of streaming services and misleading industry news. He is an active member of the Union of Musicians & Allied Workers to create a more level playing field for artists and workers struggling in society.

In this debut Devalued episode, Krukowski discusses all of these topics and how artists empowerment is truly a political issue that goes well beyond the imbalance of Spotify payments. His experience with both the indie and major label industries spans decades and his insights are invaluable.

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