Biz Briefs: Fighting For the Little Guy

Our penchant for downloading singles has turned the music industry on its head. Steve Gottlieb, CEO of TVT Records, the most successful indie label, recently created the American Association of Independent Music to protect the interests of less commercial artists. He talked with TIME's Kristina Dell about piracy and standing up for the little guy.

TIME: Grokster reportedly is in talks to be acquired by Mashboxx to form a legal peer-to-peer network. Do you think actions like this will solve illegal downloading?

GOTTLIEB: It's progress to the extent that people realize there's no business in pirating and they're forced to develop...

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