Performers and singers whose recordings pre-date a 1972 change to US copyright law receive no royalty payments when their works are streamed on today's digital music platforms. Musicians, performing-rights organizations, and now even Congress, are working to rectify that.
Where do truly creative people find their inspiration? These are questions that Kurt Andersen and Julie Burstein have been asking for over a decade on PRI's arts and culture program Studio 360. They talk about their new book, "Spark."
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