The Tyranny of the Sell-Outs

Modern mass culture needs new ideas. Why don’t we have any?

Photo by Igor Bumba on Unsplash

In late May, Justin Timberlake announced that he’d sold his share of rights to his entire song catalogue for $100 million to Hipgnosis Song Management, an intellectual property rights management company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It’s not the only one paying big for back catalogues. Two years ago…

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