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Audio Refugees • View topic - Another good read

Another good read

Business related issues revolving around Independent Music.

Another good read

Postby charvie » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:01 pm

Great article on a cat from Nashville.


http://pandodaily.com/2013/08/10/pandor ... tal-music/
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Re: Another good read

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Re: Another good read

Postby charvie » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:08 pm

I'll tell you what dude, it's certainly eye opening to say the least. It's what happens when they glamorize fame and money instead of natural raw talent.
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Re: Another good read

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Re: Another good read

Postby charvie » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:43 am

Amen dude, we are some pretty foolish people. Is there anything that can be done to make the indie music machine more powerful to the masses?
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Re: Another good read

Postby ingolee » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:24 am

It's always been hard for musicians and it probably always will be. You can say that society should value our work more, or you can say that we should organize and take charge of our product, or you can point the finger at a long list of villains who are taking advantage of us, and there is some truth in all of that. But really the main force at work here is the law of supply and demand, and it is unfeeling, merciless and inevitable. In a free market, unless you have exclusive control over a highly sought after item, you will struggle to make money.

Patrick Sweaney, the musician in the article, is successful as far as being able to play music and have it be somewhat popular with people, he just can't make much money at it, so he takes menial side jobs and suffers from having to cut corners in his lifestyle. Honestly, that's his own fault and it's easy to avoid that situation, but you have to plan ahead. We've all been told since Day One, that we better have Plan B ready to go. It's easy to make money ( well, before the great recession ) if you have a marketable skill, and you'd be crazy to enter a high-risk profession without some back up.
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Re: Another good read

Postby Krispy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:31 am

I'd really like to see the numbers on what Pandora made from him versus what they paid him.

As I see it the difference between a traditional retail business and this model is that the retailer isn't taking any risks.
When Tesco/Walmart take on a new brand of peanut butter they take a bit of a gamble with initial stock and have to absorb promotion and failure costs. Online music distributors display your stock for miniscule additional costs, and have you put your product on the shelves. If it doesn't shift, it's you who's left with the stock.
In return they give you a nice bit of vanity shelf space; music's not the same as peanut butter, you won't take it as personally if your recipe flops.
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Re: Another good read

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Re: Another good read

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Re: Another good read

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Re: Another good read

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Re: Another good read

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