Maria Schneider's open letter to Youtube

Multiple Grammy award winning musician Maria Schneider has penned a scathing open letter accusing the internet giant being "pushers" of piracy.

Grammy Award-winning musician, composer and band leader Maria Schneider has written an open letter about Youtube who she describes as “pushers” of piracy. 

A champion of artists owning all rights to their music she further accuses the Corporation of being, “guilty of racketeering,” adding, “The vast majority of music on YouTube is uploaded by people with no legal right to do so – users whom YouTube has carefully molded and brainwashed.  And I’m meeting more and more young musicians who feel a growing resentment at being duped into being a part of cannibalistic behavior that is destroying their own financial future to the benefit of a corporate giant.

Read the full letter here.

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