Maria Schneider interview: “I’m not interested in everybody in the world listening to my music for free, I can’t exist that way”

Stuart Nicholson
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Grammy award-winning composer and orchestra leader Maria Schneider is one of the cultural world’s most outspoken critics against the tech giants and one of jazz’s strongest advocates for musicians’ rights. So, as ‘Big Data’ plays an ever-increasing, and ever more troubling, role in musical spaces, her new album Data Lords has arrived at exactly the right time. Stuart Nicholson finds Schneider as angry and as determined to act as ever

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