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Originally posted by vox2442
I was just about to post that.
It should be photocopied and handed out free with every purchase of a guitar, bass, keyboard, or drum kit (I'm sure the drummer can find someone to read it to him).
A popular story about "Blue Monday" holds that the single's die-cut sleeve, created by Factory designer Peter Saville, cost so much to produce that Factory Records actually lost money on each copy sold. It is unlikely that Factory Records could have sustained the losses implied, and the sleeve was soon changed to a similar non-die-cut design that would cost no more than a regular sleeve.
Q: I hear that Factory lost money on Blue Monday because of the floppy sleeve, is that true?
A: [Anonymous] "[...] this is incorrect and a common misconception. The sleeve of the 12" cost so much that it denied Factory an extra profit of just under a penny (UK) on each copy sold. Peter was determined to keep the 'floppy' sleeve and convinced Factory to go with the idea. However, demand and production cost and timings meant that the sleeve became progressively more simple with each repressing. The profits from the sale of 'Blue Monday' were large to say the least [...]"
The sleeve for the single does not display either the group name or song title in plain English anywhere. Instead, the legend "FAC 73 BLUE MONDAY AND THE BEACH NEW ORDER" is represented in code by a series of colored blocks. The key enabling this to be deciphered was printed on the back sleeve of the album Power, Corruption And Lies.
The Featured Artists' Coalition campaigns for the protection of performers' and musicians' rights. We want all artists to have more control of their music and a much fairer share of the profits it generates in the digital age. We speak with one voice to help artists strike a new bargain with record companies, digital distributors and others, and are campaigning for specific changes.
Artists who have signed up include…
Gang of Four
Soul II Soul
Wet Wet Wet
Originally posted by drock905
Oh and Terriman, that factory stuff is worth a lot isn't it I have a few friends who sold thier collections of Factory stuff on ebay recently and made insane amounts of money.
[edit on 5-10-2008 by drock905]
Originally posted by Extralien
reply to post by Merriman Weir
You've maybe unknowingly hit on a very good point there Merriman.
Just how much promotional stuff gets wasted or thrown out at the last minute in favour of another sample?
How much does all this bumpff cost the companies and how much of that is not going back to the artists?
You're effectively using the bonus of one good artist to help finance the promotion of a new artist, who may never make it.
If a record company does go bust, who pays the royalties to all involved?
Originally posted by Kanati
reply to post by drock905
I would have to respectfully disagree. Most artist sign these contracts because if they didn't they would be locked out of recording by the executives. This new tech allows artist a lot more freedom to distibute their music without the help of record company's.
There are numerous bands that sell out and make money without the help of record labels pushing their music. Take Tool for instance. They recieve very little air play, yet they continually run a profitable tour. There are numerous bands that are not main stream, yet make an awsome living promoting themselves. Like Wookiefoot, Spoonfed Tribe, Michael Franti just to name a few.
The problem with the record industry is tha they lump all artist together when it comes to music writes and profit. People like Brittney Spears do not write their own music so whether they retain their rights its not really important. But when groups like the Beatles loose writes to their music that is a cardinal sin. The music industry is no different than any other corporation, the executives take the majority share of profits with little regard for the artist themselves.
Originally posted by Dances With Angels
Heck Yes!!!! As an 18 year old and one of the "young listeners" this is extremely good news.
As you all know quite well, my generation has been offered some of the crappiest music to ever exist. There is no creativity, everything sounds the same, and all of the stupid lyrics are about some dumb relationship that these singers have never had. The artists have to cave in their creativity to producers in order to get them to sell their art.
One of the bigger ones that makes me mad is "modern rock." It is horrible. You all probably know what I am talking about. In modern rock, the drums all have the same beat, it sounds like there is a thousand guitars that all blend in together, and every song gives you a headache. Its hard to listen to the whole song.
Another thing that has been a recent trend over years is the dimishing sound quality because of MP3s. Yes I am young and I still buy CDs and recently I am buying vinyl. Unfortunatley, whenever I start to listen to a new CD, I get a headache withink 10 minutes. Producers amp up every instrument in the band in order to make it better to listen to on MP3 through those little earphones.
The music industry is one of the big players in this obviously. Hopefully they will fall for good and music will be in the hands and minds of artists, not corporate producers looking to make a big buck. I know that there have been some successful indie labels that have come out with some good music recently though.
Long live creativity!!
I needed an adapter to go from the 2.5mm stereo/mic jack to a common 3.5mm (1/8") stereo jack. Sprint didn't carry them at the time, but luckily I was able to pick one up from the local Cingular store.
Adapter in hand, I connected the phone to the car, typed the Groove Salad url into my media player, and blammo, I had high-quality, untethered, Internet radio right in my car! The quality was even better than most XM Radio channels and I didn't have to pay an extra subscription.
Jackson isn't the only person to turn his cell phone into an Internet Radio provider. At sampublishing.com, Kulvir Singh Bhogal "...shows you how to set up your Treo 600 or Treo 650 smartphone to tune into those deathless Internet radio broadcasts....
I have been listening to internet radio in the car for 4 years. Easy to do. Go get a laptop and get an air card from many cell phone companys. Then put an mp3 or fm modulator and transmit it to an fm channel that is not being used. A lot of people tune them to the end of the dial. People are acting like this is something new. Many of us have been doing it as far back as 1999. Need to get the big car companies to install into the new cars on the passenger side of the car or the dash board. Think about it. The internet, internet radio and a gps all in one.