Tag Archives: music

Success without labels -the Amanda Palmer story

Amanda Palmer had some great success recently with the spontaneous twitter concerts organised in local parks with hundreds of fans showing up to hear her perform.
The success of these shows raised up many critics of the potential for others to repeat these results with some excellent discussion taking place because of it.
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And another thing to say about Royalty agencies

Royalty agencies have been having their way for years. And now it seems that we’re seeing more stories coming out about the shady tactics and underhanded systems put in place to maximise  their profits and limit the money sent to artists.

Here’s another example this time from Germany of a collection agency interfering with royalty payments and stopping musicians from do what they want with their music.

Seems like all the love musicians have for composing is all we have left. The rest is just an incredible uphill battle.

via techdirt

Mike Masnick -sick of ‘rights’ of musicians.

Techdirt has a blogpost from Mike Masnick about opposition to Free Music business models. He has a good point about people arguing a lot about the ‘rights’ of the artist to be paid. But what is missed is the underlying problem that musicians ‘need’ remuneration for their work. That will help to assure the quality of music continues to be written and shared.

There was a great comment from Suzanne Lainson about half way through the comments that is worth a look.

What do you think?