Rhiannon Giddens: busting genres across the American songbook

Chris Allnutt
August 3, 2023
Financial Times

“If money’s going to be made, more of it needs to go to the people who create it,” she argues, calling for a fundamental rethink of how we view the creative process. “What we’ve always done since the beginning of time is make art with our hands or our voices or our tools. And that was always free for us to do. Now we have to pay to witness someone else make it — that’s fundamentally messed up.”

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