OneHouse and former Choruss founder Jim Griffin, forced a dramatic shift in the discussion during today's "Alternative Compensation Schemes" Rethink Music panel by arguing that most monetization plans are naively based on the antiquated concept of control. "The music industry is clinging to an old vine and its time to find a new one," Griffin argued calling for blanket compulsory licenses. "As creativity moves from the center to the edge of the network, so must licensing."
Academic and Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig argued, "This is a fight between those that make money under the old system vs those that make money under the new system."
"We waged a war against 'pirates' for 10 years," declared Lessig. "Telling our kids they are the enemy," but the party that was hurt is the artist, argued Lessig. Alternative compensation - Griffin's next vine - "are our only hope."