Articles by Janis Ian
Janis Ian is a musical child prodigy, a star performer and an accomplished writer. As a music performer she has seen the inside of the musical industry, its strengths and weaknesses. She knows first hand what it takes to make a number 1 record and she knows who makes money and why. She also is acutely aware of the nexus between online technology and the music industry and that things will never be the same. Even if the recording giants succeed in getting their legal obstacles in place, it will only slow down the inevitable - online music distribution is here. She says why in her own words.
Internet Debacle - An Alternative View
Originally written for Performing Songwriter Magazine, May 2002
FALLOUT - a follow up to The Internet Debacle
August 1, 2002
Don't Sever a High-Tech Lifeline for Musicians
LA Times Editorial by Janis Ian, February 2, 2003