Universal’s Doug Morris Buys His Way Onto Hollywood Walk Of Fame
This week Universal Music Group Chairman Doug Morris was honored with the 2399th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Morris has had a long and illustrious career. But in becoming a part of this iconic symbol of old school Hollywood, he reminds the world of how stuck in the past he and the other leaders of the recorded music industry are.
And Morris was likely an active participant in having this honor bestowed. After all, to get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame requires an up front payment of $25,000. You don't just get a star because you deserve one. You have to buy it.
How long will it be before a major label head is asked to speak at TED instead of honored by those who long for the return of the glory days of excessive spending and artistic slavery?