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Make -- -- country little greener and environment better joining us now -- a Fox Business exclusive his environmental activist rock legend and co-founder of the mother nature network -- -- keyboardist.
For The Rolling Stones and author of the brand new book growing a better America.
What you want yeah.
Do you think -- -- on -- -- wisely and you are busy I don't know what a nice central -- got so great to be with you and you know I'm having fun what fun but you've got a pretty focused attitude about what's going on -- -- working more toward businesses that are Green.
And helping the country of what are you doing what's most important right.
Now learn all started because my wife and our tree farmers and now we've been doing this for thirty years and so this -- to a concern for -- issues and environmental.
Issues and early on mount -- twenty years ago I wrote my first book which is call forever Green history and hope.
Of the American forest later children's book called the tree farmer.
And then the most recent book that you were so kind to mention growing a better America which is about Smart growth and the pressures that we're experiencing in our country and you not only made money with a tree farm but mother nature network makes money as well -- -- well thanks for mentioning edge MNN dot com we are now the third most visited environmental website in the world we're very proud -- that we only launched in January of 09.
Deal was to put out a web site that was engaging in wasn't confusing wasn't too scientific that could speak.
To the average person and give.
Reasonable good solutions to living better.
And were gone really beyond just environmental concerns now and two personal responsibility.
Our sponsors are certainly engaged in corporate responsibility and so forth darkest.
-- -- mean this is in the end about business making money and doing good things for the environment -- -- -- -- on board absolutely bill computer AT&T southern company Georgia Pacific.
We just signed Mercedes bans on in and the list goes on how we're very proud of all of our sponsors what is your free Mercedes is it gonna do this is Willem.
-- -- -- -- -- -- worked out -- of the deal.
Chuck guy -- -- -- -- and -- scandal has really been at the forefront of people got upset because it was a lot of taxpayer dollars going into a solar companies that failed yet -- does that set back the Green effort in America.
Well I think it was terribly unfortunate but let me tell you this I just came from Germany and -- a tour in Germany recently and you go around that country and you see the wind farms and you see solar panels.
Even and rural areas where you see Barnes with -- solar panels on the mouth like they're so far ahead of us.
Why aren't we engaging more and more yes we've had some failures it was tragic and I think it was bad.
Certain you've got to learn from your mistakes but I think you have to stay on this but -- -- the Greek government have to do -- one of the worst things about -- was the way in which there is apparently political favoritism that White House denies it but it looks like a lot of political favoritism surprise surprise went into a government won't.
-- we keep it in the private sector it has to be public private I think and certainly I agree with you it's got to be good business to be environmentally correct it's got to be good business to be grand if it's not it's not going to work.
Speaking of business the music industry almost didn't survive and if it were not some people say but -- Steve Jobs.
Up finding a way to monetize single songs at a time.
This industry could have been in real trouble what is the future but because what we find fascinating is that.
The bands that can only sell up to -- stadiums that are nor are you guys the stones.
In the -- Billy Scholl Elton John you know these one hit wonders for kids nowadays just can't do it what's the future of music -- it's so hard to -- Dick you know in my lifetime of same from the seven DH -- my dad and mom had in the house to the LP's 33 and a third vinyl LP is and then of course took.
Cassette tapes eight track tapes that we remember who has some of us remember -- -- -- then and now you know here we are it is CDs into the Digital Domain of downloads who knows where the futures it is gonna go it's really hard to predict but I will say this.
Hard to put that genie back in the bottle -- months the illegal downloads began to happen back when Napster was in business.
Thank you Steve Jobs for figuring him out because at least he did find a way to somewhat monetize digital downloads.
But now you have you know rhapsody Spotify.
And and all these other sides.
That -- getting in the game.
Unfortunately the revenues to the artists are really -- very small.
And you know we we need to try to find ways to increase those revenues as you mentioned that the best way for.
The top names now stones Madonna.
You to whatever is live performances which is great it's it's a wonderful rebirth of that hole into the industry but 10 blessings jobs is working on of course is the TV the apple TV where you try to incorporate what is or wade -- kind of get the music the end of apple.
Into the TV and of apple.
Well I don't know maybe so.
You know on providing the live concerts or whatever happened I think -- as a matter of fact.
I know some people that are working on this concept to have streaming.
Video -- like streaming yet -- The qualities streaming video and you could do this in different venues across the country and find a way to connect the public with that I I think it is doable and I do you know some folks that are that working on this concept.
As we thank you Keith Richards is working on jamming with Charlie Watts and of course the big question is would there be another tour fiftieth anniversary of your first -- first show what do you think well the stuff together again -- -- invited.
I can't tell you a -- Yeah our help but it's not let me let me just say this -- Not -- partner the Rolling Stone so I can't give you the answer that only met -- Charlie and chronic pain can make that call.
I know they've had talks and yes next year is the fiftieth anniversary the ban.
But you know -- whether it's.
Whether they want to take the time and energy.
To put a big tour together if it takes a lot of not just I don't know phenomenal -- -- -- the energy isn't all they have done but I if I might tell -- that my recent -- -- that escapades I have a new record of my -- coming -- called back to the woods which is a tribute to pioneering blues piano players.
But I've also been recording -- John -- I was a tremendous source and justice.
Talent and and now will be tour in the -- next year.
We will look forward to accept what the house thank -- even better America is the name of the book everybody got to go up by one and you can beat the book right yeah.
Good to say thank ANC guess -- disease.
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