From the New York Times:
The simple point here: if you have money you get access to folks’ eyeballs and they’re paying for eyeballs.
Mark Ronson is a completely average musician that is now paying to try to alter his image and make loot with this new image.
People who don’t have loot, who may be brilliant musicians or certainly much more skilled musicians than Mr. Ronson, will not be recognized adequately when the publicity system is based on paid access.
Access to people’s ears and eyes should be based on merit and that’s it.
You may say I’m a dreamer….