Richard Russell: Quality is a weapon in the tech 'battle'


The independent community’s role in ensuring future generations appreciate music and its monetary worth was a hot topic at AIM’s AGM earlier this month (July 9).

During an onstage interview with Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde, XL Recordings boss Richard Russell (pictured) discussed the role of labels in reversing the “insidious” effect of technology companies labelling music as ‘content’. 

Russell expressed concern over a “worrying trend” amongst the younger generation for considering songs as less important that the hardware ...

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