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Jagger: the sixties are back, enjoy your poverty

By | Published on Thursday 3 June 2010

Mick Jagger has said that the period where it was possible for artists to make money out of recorded music is gone, making way for a return to the good old days when a bunch of other people pocketed all the cash.

He told the BBC: “People only made money out of records for a very, very small time. When The Rolling Stones started out, we didn’t make any money out of records because record companies wouldn’t pay you! They didn’t pay anyone! Then, there was a small period from 1970 to 1997, where people did get paid, and they got paid very handsomely and everyone made money. But now that period has gone. So, if you look at the history of recorded music from 1900 to now, there was a 25 year period where artists did very well, but the rest of the time they didn’t”.