Weekend Video: EconMusic Speaker Billy Bragg: The Great Leap Forwards

Did we mention that Billy Bragg is speaking at EconMusic, our London conference examining the digital music business on September 23? Billy has previously taken on MySpace for its policy on artist royalties and Bebo for building a fortune off musicians’ work. At EconMusic, Billy joins Last.fm, Mog.com and others to discuss digital licensing and making a living in the online age.

Here, with a great song to head in to the weekend, Billy reprises his 1988 classic Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards – and talks MP3, the importance of physical formats and the music industry’s “last stand”. We can’t wait for the debate (and hope YouTube pays Billy when you click play below). More Braggism after the jump; register for EconMusic now…

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