The internet is a double edged sword.There is also YouTube,My Space,ad nauseum,where
bands and musicians can post videos,and sound files.Anyone can set up a website,where they can sell downloads,custom pressed CDs,or even vinyl.It is not that expensive to have a trial pressing made of a record or CD,and if it sells,use the money to press more.
It is easier to make and sell new music than ever before,unfortunately it comes at a time, when new music is pretty boring and derivative.Innovation is as dead as yesterday's retail model.
--- On Sun, 2/6/11, eugene hayhoe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: eugene hayhoe <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Sony appetite, was EMI demise
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011, 8:52 AM
Re: Music 'industry'
I guess my interest would be 'how are the musicians faring?' At the moment, musicians have way more access in many ways than they once did. Home digital recording, the internet - bands can easily go from basement to global w/o corporate help. Doesn't however, necessarily bring them any money to cover bills. As pianist Andrew Hill once said, it wasn't until he'd made several well regarded records for Blue Note in the '60s that he realized it was possible to be famous & poor.
--- On Sun, 2/6/11, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Sony appetite, was EMI demise
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011, 10:34 AM
> Bothers me in any industry! In
> America, they busted up the phone telco monopoly, and now
> they have eaten each other up to be back to only four
> megaconglomerates with practically no regulation. Same thing
> happening in the record insudtry, though they are finding it
> doesn't help them in their decline...
> But my flashbacks are of a different nature As a live sound
> engineer, venues have progressed (?) from radio studios
> major park shows and ballrooms to rock clubs to coffeehouses
> and now to yoga studios.
> One thing that bothers me about Sony is how they erase the
> history they purchase - there are a dozen or so "Sony
> Studios" but what happened to the original name and
> Look st www.sonymusic.com and se if you can find the
> original names. Or the interview at <http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_sony_music_studios/>
> and see if they acknowlege even the original name sof the
> studio they bought up? What was it called before they
> purchased it?
> On Feb 5, 2011, at 9:34 PM, Roger Kulp wrote:
> Putting the archives issue aside for a minute, does anyone
> else find it disturbing that Sony-BMG may swallow EMI.and
> create even an more gargatuan behemoth of consolodation?
> Anybody else having flashbacks to the 1980s,when magazines
> like MAXINMUMROCKANDROLL ran columns warning about a single
> major record label?
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