Music that costs a million but that people want for free

“…self-producing records means that I take on tremendous financial burdens… I’ve worked extremely hard on these recordings for the past 12 years… So it’s fair to say that this is about a million dollars we’re looking at. Now why in the world would any person feel they should enjoy that for free, or steal it and give it to others for free? But people do.”

Maria Schneider on her battle with music piracy. Read her full interview with thejazzbreakfast here tomorrow.

  • The Maria Schneider Orchestra comes to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Thursday 19 November (more and booking here) and at the Cadogan Hall in London as part of the London Jazz Festival on Tuesday 17 November (more and booking here). A quintet from her orchestra is playing at the CBSO Centre on Friday 20 November (more and booking here).

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