Once again we have a major move in the record industry for majors to take over the industry and shut the minor labels and artists down. Gee does that surprise us?

It started when the major labels fought the digital age. Then when they could not win that battle they bought every digital distributor they could that exists in the world.

Then they embraced streaming services and publicly announcing “Indies are becoming competition and we need to level the playing field” So they made deals with streaming companies. They took in millions of advances to allow these streaming companies to stream their catalogs.

They never asked any of the artists or labels if they wanted or agreed to be streamed, they just did it. Then they took the millions of yearly advances and never shared a dime with the artists or labels. Then they even took the minute airplay royalties and kept them too. Artist know they are now being paid peanuts for music they created that cost them money to create.

Now the majors have aligned themselves with iTunes and developed a blacklist (list below). iTunes is rejecting releases from digital distributors that have had deals with them for many years. These are digital distributors that would not agree to be bought out. So let’s bully them and put them out of business. No reason other than to push them out of business and take over the music industry with the majors. In other words, if a major labels does not own the master recordings, iTunes is taking it down

After all this is the American way. Let’s be corrupt, deceitful, and greedy. INDIE ARTISTS haven’t we all been insulted enough? None of you are making any money on digital distribution anyhow, so why are we supporting these bullies. Because they tell you as an artist you need the exposure? Take your music down and tell iTunes and the majors to go screw themselves.

Not only did they blacklist the artists below but if you have done any remakes of any songs they are pulling them all down. Harry Fox Agency was the premier agency that licensed the Indie Artists to perform and release remakes read this http://www.sesac.com/News/News_Details.aspx?id=2253

What business does a songwriters association have in buying a licensing agency?

Here’s the blacklist. Why is Bing Crosby blacklisted? Why is Eric Clapton blacklisted?

iTunes Blacklist:

Ahmad Jamal

Al Jarreau

Al Jolson

Albert King

Alfred Butt

Andy Williams

Aretha Franklin

Art Blakey

Art Farmer

Art Pepper

Art Tatum

Artie Shaw

B.B. King

Barbara Streisand

Barry White

Bela Bartok

Ben E. King

Ben Selvin and His Orchestra

Benny Goodman

Bernie Leighton

Beryl Davis

Bessie Smith

Betty Carter

Big Bill Broonzy

Bill Evans

Bill Haley & His Comets

Billie Holiday

Billy Eckstine

Bing Crosby

Bix Beiderbecke

Bo Diddley

Bob Dylan

Bob Hope

Bob Marley

Bobby “Blue” Bland

Bobby Darin

Bobby Rogers

Bobby Vinton

Brenda Lee

Brook Benton

Buck Owens

Buddy Clark

Buddy DeFranco

Buddy Guy

Buddy Holly

Burl Ives

Cab Calloway

Cannonball Adderley

Celia Cruz

Charles Mingus

Charles Trenet

Charley Pride

Charlie Barnet

Charlie Christian

Charlie Parker

Charly Soler

Chet Baker


Chick Webb

Chubby Checker

Chuck Berry

Chyvonne Scott

Claude Nougaro

Cliff Richard

Clifford Brown

Clyde McPhatter

Connie Francis

Conway Twitty

Count Basie

Danny Kaye

Dave Brubeck

Dean Martin

Della Reese

Dexter Gordon

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Dick Haymes

Dinah Shore

Dinah Washington

Dion & The Belmonts

Dizzy Gillespie

Django Reinhardt

Dolly Parton

Donald Byrd

Doris Day

Duke Ellington

Earl Hines

Eartha Kitt

Eddie Cochran

Edith Piaf

Ella Fitzgerald

Elton John

Elvis Presley

Enrico Caruso

Eric Clapton

Eric Dolphy

Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours

Etta James

Fats Domino

Fats Waller

Francis Bay

Frank Sinatra

Frankie Lymon

Frankie Valli

Fred Astaire

Gene Ammons

Gene Autry

Gene Vincent

George Benson

George Jones

George Shering

Georges Brassens

Gerry Mulligan

Ginger Rogers

Glenn Miller

Hank Mobley

Hank Snow

Hank Williams

Harry Belafonte

Hasil Adkins

Henry Mancini

Herbie Hancock

Horace Silver

Howlin’ Wolf

Ike & Tina Turner

Jackie Wilson

Jacques Brel

James Brown

James Taylor

Jan & Dean

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Durante

Joan Baez

Joe Tex

John Coltrane

John Lee Hooker

John Lennon

John Mayall

Johnny Cash

Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hodges

Johnny Mathis

Jonathan Winters

Judy Garland

Julie Harris

Junior Wells


Led Zeppelin

Lena Horne

Leonard Cohen

Les Paul

Lester Young

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Lionel Hampton

Little Anthony & The Imperials

Little Richard

Lloyd Price

Lloyd Ryan

L’Orchestra Cinematique

Louis Armstrong

Louis Prima

Ma Rainey

Mahalia Jackson

Maria Callas

Marilyn Monroe

Marion Hutton

Marlene Dietrich

Marvin Gaye

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Wells

Maurice Chevalier

Max Roach

Mel Torme

Merle Haggard

Miles Davis

Muddy Waters

Nat “King” Cole

Nina Simone

Nino Rota

Ornette Coleman

Orson Welles

Oscar Peterson

Patsy Cline

Patti Page

Paul Desmond

Paul Whiteman

Pearl Bailey

Peggy Lee

Percy Sledge

Perry Como

Pete Best

Pete Seeger

Petula Clark

Quincy Jones

Ray Charles

Ray Conniff

Ray Eberle

Red Garland

Red Nichols

Robert Johnson

Rosemary Clooney

Roy Orbison

Ruby Murray

Sam & Dave

Sam Cooke

Sammy Davis Jr.


Sarah Vaughn

Serge Gainsbourg

Sex Pistols

Shirley Bassey

Sidney Bechet

Simon & Garfunkel

Slim Whitman

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Solomon Burke

Son House

Sonny Rollins

Speedy West

Stevie Wonder

Sun Ra

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tex Ritter

The Andrews Sisters

The Beach Boys

The Beatles

The Chi-Lites

The Cleftones

The Coasters

The Commodores

The Crickets

The Drifters

The Everly Brothers

The Four Tops

The McGuire Sisters

The Modern Jazz Quartet

The Platters

The Rat Pack

The Rolling Stones

The Shirelles

The Supremes

The Whispers

The Yardbirds

Thelonious Monk

Tito Puente

Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Roe

Tony Bennett

Tony Pastor

Tony Sheridan

Van Morrison

Waylon Jennings

Willie Nelson

Wilson Pickett

Woody Guthrie

Woody Herman

Youth Of America

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