The most misleading word in this headline is "philanthropic". Our investment in music isn't charity. The story talks about government support for Canadian music, and even makes it clear that the funding program (through organizations like the Canada Music Fund and FACTOR) "wasn’t altruism... You need variety and good quality." Government investment not only creates success, it protects artists. “When the record breaks, they aren’t walking around L.A. signing (bad) record and management deals because that’s all they got.” Why is this important? Because we should be doing the same thing for open educational resources. The investment not merely supports the content itself, it supports the people making the content.