The Indies are now completely screwed, with the brilliant idea in the 1990s of leaving the distribution to the majors and handling A&R themselves they thought they had it made
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The world of Music Labels got dramatically smaller when Universal bought EMI and the result is here at last for all to see. Not simply that all ten songs on the singles charts belong to major labels, that goes with the territory, but that they all belong to one label is unheard of.
The next largest streamer on Random Access Memories was streamed 15 Million times aka $90,000. So now what? How high can the highest get to?
Remember when John Hammond was discovering Bob Dylan and Ahmet Ertegun was finding Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin, and working out their albums and Clive Davis was making Janis Joplin the face of Columbia. Well, forget about it, man. It doesn’t happen any more
The Friday October 30th general Admission ticket prices have been crucified from a buck 65 to sixty six bucks. That’s a saving of 40% on the nose.
The point is Barclay Center sold the most tickets and made the most money in the first half of 2013.
Soundhalo allows you to buy recent concerts for around ten bucks and Atoms For Peace are allowing them to film and sell the bands upcoming London shows
The artists are saying that if you go to a concert you have to watch the show and not be distracted by cell phones, but if it is true of cell phones it must be true of everything
This is a strange,wild, thrilling, messy, bizarre time for music, so hail a taxi
I respond very badly to such authority, if you tell me I can’t use my phone because you, people in the band, are soooo important right now, I certainly will use my cell
Between Vacation vinyl, Origami vinyl, Amoeba, High Fidelity, Rockaway, Mono Records, Franky’s, Jacknife, Permanent Records,… I am surrounded by shops selling vinyl, and I am just talking about the closest ones! How did this happen?
They come on stage late, they lip synch, they insult the audience, they whinge about the fans taking pictures. They charge huge prices for terrible seats.
Streaming is more complicated than they thought, too many people are using too many things, it is complicated.
Success is much more important on the singles charts where a song can hang out for months on end (look at “Mirrors”) and keep an album in the public eye. That’s why Bowie sunk and Justin didn’t
Ever since the advent of vinyl with its ease of distribution, music has been a recorded experience. Look at it this way. How many people have listened to the Beatles? Now how many people have seen them live?
Everybody from Pandora to IHEARTRadio are on high alert and I don’t see why it ight not wipe em both off the map
It comes with the fan who goes to concerts a lot job description, get an AMEX Card. Look at it this way, 5% of the possible audience may have Amex cards getting a crack at 35% of the tickets.
I am not a huge National fan, if I were I would have bought it on Tuesday when it was released, the same way I did with Vampire Weekend. Tuesday is new music day and there is so much on Spotify I won’t usually buy much off Itunes
While I didn’t like High Flying Bird all that much, many people did, and I did love Noel’s first three albums tons and to be honest I envy him the ability to do nothing
“Really ?? Over two hours late and not so much as an apology, the concessions closed before the act even came on ! How is this tolerated ? People spend a lot of money to see an act and have to work the next day, it is the acts responsibility to be on time.”
It is their biggest tour for six years, Los Angeles was the opening night, Mick Taylor and guests were even scheduled to perform, however hundreds of seats were still available the day of the show, and the NY daily news reports that StubHub had more than 500 tickets available 24 hours before the show
Other formats sound like an annoying frequency if listened to repeatedly, whereas vinyl has a much fuller organic sound. Also I think the sleeve and artwork on some records are just amazing and nice to have as a collection
If you have are an opening band with one hit you must play the one hit. If you have three hits, play all three. People don’t really know who you are, it is up to you to sell the product and hard. If the audience recognizes a song, so much the better.
I forgive him his Romney endorsement even though I haven’t forgiven Springsteen his Obama endorsement. This is capitalism with a conscious, capital that appreciates that you can price yourself out of the business with $150 tickets for mid-level seating.