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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?

Trent Reznor does it again

If you’re a musician or artist who wants to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to publicity and marketing, you would do well to count Trent Reznor as one of your mentors.

Trent has consistently re-invented his connection with his fans over the past few years.

Here is a nice summary of the work that he’s done

His latest idea is the game for the iphone that if you score over a certain amount puts you in the running for some exclusive concert tickets.

Other musicians watch and learn.

p.s. has anyone listened to trent’s newest music? I know as a musician I’m mostly following him for business ideas, I’ve downloaded his album but not listened. What about you?