July 26, 2017 | by: Brad Auerbach
In a series of columns I have proposed to old and new artists the idea of a digital tip jar . Most gave it a thumbs up. The concept is simple, an additional, direct-to-artist means by which fans listening to streaming music could add a few dollars to the tiny amounts of compensation artists are receiving from that stream. Artists as diverse as Southside Johnny, Graham Parker, James McMurtry and Al Di Meola think the idea has merit, as do a handful of newer artists to whom I posed the concept.
But like all innovations, not everyone concurs. Pauline Black is the iconic frontwoman of The Selecter, a dynamic band that sprung from the vaunted 2-Tone era in Britain. Last year the band celebrated the 35th anniversary of its seminal debut album Too Much Pressure by hitting the road in the US and UK to play the record front-to-back while spreading its message of activism for unity. In a couple months the band will release their next full length album, called Daylight.
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