After Music’s So Called Elite Bashed Trump…They Begged Like A PANHANDLER For Money!
Folks, I wanna tell you a little story from my life that sort of parallels with what happened on Sunday at the Grammys. I have a relative that constantly talked trash about me for a good long time.
It seemed like the textbook pissing and moaning until one day they said something to me that was completely unforgivable. I told them to go to hell and thought that was the end of the story. Nope, three months later they called me, begging for money. It was sad and pathetic, they didn’t even think to apologize…
After an evening of artists bashing President Donald Trump at the Grammys, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences had a request for Trump. Don’t stop giving us our money!
The ‘renewing America’s commitment to the arts’ translates to “don’t cut any government funding that might benefit us or the recording industry.”
That takes a certain amount of chutzpah after the producer of the Grammys, Ken Ehrlich, said he welcomed political statements attacking Trump. But hidden within that appeal is a closet request for smaller, more efficient government.
If you listen closely, you can hear Portnow talk about the onerous problem of regulations. “What we need so desperately are more reminders of all that binds us together,” Portnow said. “Behind the extraordinary artists you see here on our stage are hundreds and thousands of unsung musicians and songwriters, producers, engineers — American creators, whose jobs suffer from outdated rules and regulations, some going back 100 years.”
According to the Washington Examiner, the recording industry wants radio stations to be required to pay royalties to artists whose music they play on their stations.
Really? That sounds almost conservative.