Artists’ Fight to Control Their Music: From Ma Rainey to Prince and Beyond.
Musicians have long struggled with how to control, and be compensated for, their music. It's a battle that famous musicians from the "Mother of the Blues," Ma Rainey, dealt with to more recently, Prince. Today, streaming adds new complications to the old issue.
- Mark Southers, Director, Short North Stage's Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Wilma Hatton, Actress Playing Ma Rainey, Short North Stage's Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Melvin Gibbs, Musician and President, Content Creators Coalition
- Jason Koransky, Attorney and Former Editor, DownBeat Magazine
This show originally on June 9, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The Short North Stage will be presenting August Wilson's play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, June 2nd-19th. More information can be found at: http://www.shortnorthstage.org/calendar/v/536