Greg Maffei is the Chairman of the Board of both SiriusXM and Live Nation, which would be enough of a conflict of interest if he weren't also the single greatest enemy of musicians. As the head of both the largest concert and event promoter and the sole satellite radio service, he is the sole holdout preventing artists from getting paid what they're worth, or even guaranteeing that they get paid at all. SiriusXM is alone in their opposition to the Music Modernization Act, and in so doing they are incurring the wrath of an army of musicians, including Sir Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and over 150 musicians upon who Maffei's businesses are built.
It's time for him to step down, or these artists WILL boycott, and that would certainly be interesting. But why not just do the right thing, or step aside? Oh right, because you're a radio guy. Sigh. Oh well, let's make this as difficult and insulting to the artists as possible, in true radio tradition.
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