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You cannot devalue music.

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I agree with Quirk’s statements 100%. I feel like anyone interested in being involved in the “music industry” needs to get on this level, otherwise you’re just chasing your own tail. When I hear people complain about discount pricing in online stores or fret about on-demand services such as Rhapsody and Spotify, I rebut them   …Continue Reading


More Articles Regarding the Music Industry

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Today there have been a lot of articles regarding the state of the music industry floating around, particularly via Boing Boing and a lot of people’s Livejournals. So, I’m going to share some of the best articles I have saved the past few years, since so many people are interested in this subject. The Music   …Continue Reading


Music PR

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Any independent musician marketing themselves in a serious way should read this guy’s blog: http://newmusicstrategies.com/ And his free ebook: http://newmusicstrategies.com/ebook/ What is prompting me to write this is this particular post: http://newmusicstrategies.com/2007/04/15/thing-11-the-death-of-scarcity/ It is basically a brief article about the economics of endless supply in how it relates to music online. It is a concept   …Continue Reading


Music Piracy

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This topic has been discussed exhaustively on many of my friends journals (many people who are in bands signed to independent labels). For those of you who I have debated the downloading/pirating/dying record label issue with, I suggest reading this: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/15137581/the_record_industrys_decline/print I know one of the major arguments is that independent labels are not dealing   …Continue Reading


Weird

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The weird nature of my job currently has me working thirty feet away from this person doing a live performance. On a very loud PA. It is sort of annoying to me. Shutting the door hasn’t helped much.


More on Copyright

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Occasionally people say intelligent things in the comments area on slashdot. I think this was stated quite well: “Copyright is taken for granted in modern society; everyone assumes information must be restricted to retain value. This is a very recent change. Shakespeare had no copyright, and throughout human history art was produced without the “protection”   …Continue Reading