David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars | Forum 1 | Message Board

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search:

— Forum Scope —



— Match —



— Forum Options —




Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars
February 6, 2014
2:40 am
HOODYWOOD RECORDS
New Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
February 6, 2014
Offline

I used to own a record label. That label, Luaka Bop, still exists, though I'm no longer involved in running it. My last record came out through Nonesuch, a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group empire. I have also released music through indie labels like Thrill Jockey, and I have pressed up CDs and sold them on tour. I tour every few years, and I don't see it as simply a loss leader for CD sales. So I have seen this business from both sides. I've made money, and I've been ripped off. I've had creative freedom, and I've been pressured to make hits. I have dealt with diva behavior from crazy musicians, and I have seen genius records by wonderful artists get completely ignored. I love music. I always will. It saved my life, and I bet I’m not the only one who can say that.

What is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. At some point it became the business of selling CDs in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. But that's not bad news for music, and it's certainly not bad news for musicians. Indeed, with all the ways to reach an audience, there have never been more opportunities for artists.
Where are things going? Well, some people's charts look like this:

For full article Click here> http://www.wired.com/entertain…..ntPage=all

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 16

Currently Online:
1 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

HOODYWOOD RECORDS: 1

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 1503

Moderators: 0

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 5

Topics: 1

Posts: 1

Newest Members: slavik-49, romavdv9117b, RelRek, Gustavokex, girrot, KevinBuh, ltonThard, Sannycoece, TesadsEi, Josephvon

Administrators: admin (0)