At a time when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is lobbying Congress to pass a law that would make all recording artists nothing more than "workers for hire" (essentially making them even less than a label employee), it's refreshing to see there are still people like Dan and Fred Bourgoise out there trying to preserve the rights of artists. The brothers -- whose Bug Music publishing company celebrates its 25th anniversary this month -- inspire admiration in even the most difficult-to-please. "I can probably count on one hand the people I have good things to say about in the music business. They are two of them," remarks Lisa Fancher, president of long-running indie label Frontier Records and a woman not known for her kind opinions. In an effort to help with journalistic objectivity, she adds: "If I could think of anyone who hated them, I would pass it along. But... More >>>
Dan Bourgoise with the Igster: "You feel that satisfaction of, 'Hey, I'm doing this for Iggy Pop.'"