highlighting the earning power of live performances as the industry increasingly goes digital
“Ironically, the most popular touring artists are usually well past their peaks on the album sales charts.”
something I’m saying about music industry for several years already
Ha! and this guy… again, the power of Internet :)
The track, shamelessly mocking the pretensions of people who falsely associate themselves with the fashions and styles of the sprauncy Gangnam district of Seoul – a kind of South Korean Beverly Hills – has been called a “force for world peace” by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Nicolas Jaar - Keep Me There (The Unofficial Music Video) (by DucheminLucas)
looks too professional to be unofficial… i mean, one needs some money to shoot this. anyway, if so… then it reinforces my belief that music listeners/lovers are doing so much great work that previously was done only ‘officially’.
I completely agree with TorrentFreak and all studies that say what is argued in the article. I studied this too :)) But who needs studies… I’m a great proof of this :) i have a long aad active history of “pirating” and in the same time spending lots of money on music, sometimes the last money. And doing so much sharing (of mostly youtube & soundcloud links) and recommending…that i even manage (indirectly) to motivate others to like a new artist and spend money on music.
Crystal Castles (III)
Crystal Castles’ new album, (III), is being streamed on Spotify ahead of the release date (12 Nov)
this in Moldova is not available… as in many other countries. now, how would it be possible for me to not download the album from other sources? i want to listen to it too! make Spotify available worldwide!
The Pirate Bay decided to pick up this 2012 Olympics tagline :) for obvious reasons :)
the participation of Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web (more on wiki), was also an important part of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games…
and the “This is for everyone” quote being hugely written on the tribunes.
something to celebrate… or maybe to commemorate?
when it comes to pretty well-known names, Kickstarter seems to work perfectly :)
a new example - Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa
From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, comes Anomalisa his first animated film
The official press release is written on July 12, 2012… now (beginning of July 20) the situations is:
$208,046 pledged of $200,000 goal
51 days to go
also, a recent famous “crowd funded” project is Amanda Palmer’s new album. She has raised nearly $1.2 million… with 24,883 fans making contributions ranging from $1 to download the album to $10,000 for a private dinner. (source)
Music sales in Sweden increased by 30.1% in the first half compared with a year earlier, as online streaming of music continued to grow in popularity.
I’m using Spotify since the first day (hours) it appeared in Switzerland. I really like the streaming thing. Legally or illegally, I don’t want to own/have on some kind of device the music. I listen to too much music and my computer, external HDD etc are out of capacity… and generally Spotify organizes the music much better than me :D unfortunately some musicians don’t want to have their music on Spotify, or at least not immediately.
well, but one day I had the surprise that there is a limit to the free unlimited (with ads) streaming and it’s 6 months. after 6 months you get only 10 hours per month of listening, for free.
i’m really considering becoming a payable member, when i get an ok job :) paying, will mean no ads, no limit, available also on my kindle fire, and some offline options…and it would work even if you are in a country where Spotify didn’t launch, like Moldova.
Steve Rennie, longtime manager of Incubus and a driving force behind the band’s multi-platinum commercial success, has launched Renmanmb.com, an online gathering place for musicians and music professionals trying to ‘break in’ to the business.
maybe it’s interesting/useful for some of you… it is a very open and interactive project/website.
What is perhaps less often reported is how dependent social networks are on music fans for growth. It is not politicians, sports, television or movie stars who dominate the social media leader boards, but representatives of the recording industry. Music and social media just seem to go together.