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How will musicians get paid in the future?

Zeptepi 15 Dec 2003 15:25

As in every area of life these days, the corporations are fucking us all over in the name of the holy dollar. If all bands actually acted together and refused to deal with the Sonys and Warner Bros of the world, then they'd be stuck. But that will never happen. Why? Because too many musicians are quite happy to sell their souls in return for cash and 15 minutes of fame.
The big record labels are surely creating their own demise. There are only so many times you can repackage an artists back catalogue and sell it again, and in another ten years there won't be many back catalogues of any sort of quality emerging. Who will buy Britney/Christina/Gut Sebastian records in ten years time? There is no money put into emerging raw talent, yet it was just this talent that was heavily backed in the 60's and created such staggering money making machines as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Doors etc.
The way of the future will mean either record companies changing their outlook dramatically (hmm...) or artists increasingly using the power of the internet to effectively run their own business. We may not be able to market ourselves in the same way, but you can earn a living if you're prepared to put in the work. And are really lucky...
Creating communities of like minded artists on the net that help market each other could be the way to go.
Music was never about the money, but it would be nice to make the odd $$$ eh? How are all the independent artists surviving at the moment in Melbourne? Let me know if you have any good ideas, I need some new guitar strings...</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Alias 16 Dec 2003 09:37

Selling drugs is always a good option. Grab a few girls and sell em for sex? Or you could start up your own underworld gambling syndicate?

Alternativly you could work a full time job earning sweet FA.

There's no money in music.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


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