The founding member and co-lead vocalist of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Byrds, David Crosby, recently posted a tweet on his Twitter account and revealed that he has been forced to retire and discussed why musicians have been selling their records.
David Crosby is one of the rockstars who are the most active on social media. Crosby often uses his Twitter account to share his views on politics, life, music, and many more. He also enjoys interacting with his followers and tries to respond to all the questions he receives.
Being so active on social media is one of the main reasons why Crosby often makes it to the headlines of rock news, as not a day goes by without him revealing something his followers didn’t know before.
As you might remember, just a couple of days ago, Crosby had an argument with some of his followers considering selling his records. The conversation started when one of his followers sharing the news of Bob Dylan selling his songs because he cannot perform live and tagging Crosby to ask him if he’s doing the same thing.
Crosby said that he is because the record company stole his money and he needs to provide for his family. Such a striking declaration obviously received a lot of comments which brings us to Crosby’s recent tweet.
One of Crosby’s followers asked him whether the current situation of musicians selling their records is a function of the music economy or just a proactive function of estate planning. Crosby decided to respond to this well-worded question by saying that even though he is not sure, he knows that he has been forced to retire due to the current circumstances.
He added that even though other musicians have not vocalized the reason why they are selling their publishing rights, they are doing it because they have come to the same conclusion with Crosby. They have realized that they are pushed towards retirement and there’s nothing else they can do, except sell their music.
Here’s what his fan asked David Crosby about selling his entire music:
“Is the current rush of artists selling their publishing rights a function of the music economy these days, or could it be a proactive function of estate planning? After all, none of us are getting any younger.”
To which Crosby replied with:
“I don’t know for sure but I have been forcibly retired it seems and I think many of them have come to the same conclusion even if they aren’t saying it.”
You can check out the tweet that Crosby posted on his Instagram account below.
I don’t know for sure but …I have been forcibly retired it seems… and I think many of them have come to the same conclusion even if they aren’t saying it https://t.co/Z0SVWu1xeq
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) December 10, 2020