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