What's The Level Of Major Record Corporations?

What's The Level Of Major Record Corporations?

People have been asking me these days why have I been selling eBooks on my website and also why have I partnered up with iTunes and are now linked to the iTunes store. Some have even said I've sold out and I am no longer independent. This text is to address these points. Firstly, the concept of selling out isn't the same as increasing my business. When it comes to being an artist it seems that the majority of acts/ bands are nonetheless being fooled by an old model of what music and specifically what promoting music is all about. As the mercury award goes into one other yr we discover story after story about report sales falling.

A case in point is Estelle and her hit single American boy, regardless of the monitor being successful on each side of the Atlantic the album has not been promoting so, bassline as all record companies do today, they panicked and have pulled the only from the US iTunes within the hope that folks will flip their attention to the album if they are unable to download the single. Kid Rocks Album was not sold on iTunes and he sold a really respectable 1.7 million. So, I assume the companies are considering 'let's follow the same path and make it not possible to get the music on the worlds largest download website'. The actual fact that there is a policy iTunes have the place you can't just promote full album which in a way encourages individuals to just purchase the person songs they like. As an artist I look at the album as one piece of work and would love it to be bought as an entire, however the musical panorama has modified and I consider in the event you don't make what your followers want available to them then you might be chopping your personal throat.

In my opinion it's about time the music business died, or ought to I say old music industry because that is precisely what it's, the old music industry. In actual fact is it dead now? It seems that the lid is closing on the coffin of the industry. Its last dying breaths are being sustained by sales of easy listening, center of the road music to house wives by supermarkets like the Asda and Tesco chains and in so doing making it easy to pick your copy of James blunt or James Morrison as they buy their weekly meals shop and the newest pattern of new artist that sound just like useless idols.

That is why for me it is important to change with the instances and take a look at new methods of getting the music on the market and if the means making companion ship with corporations like iTunes, then why not? Not like record companies the new digital enviornment just isn't going to signal you into a contract that robs you of your rights as an artist.

In a courageous and visionary transfer prince not too long ago gave away a complete album free as a supplement in a Sunday newspaper bypassing the usual distribution channels and likewise did a 21 night stint in London retaining the whole door takings. It is a very completely different strategy to the business which is, in a phrase genius. Prince is an example of an artist who is thinking exterior of the box, in terms of getting his music out to the public and he is a lesson to all musicians. Granted, he already has a worldwide fan base and has had main label success but the query must be requested: If prince was beginning out on his career now would he feel the necessity to signal to a document contract?
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