It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by wastedown
The Industry is designed to get the label money NOT the artist.
Originally posted by 000063
Originally posted by ElectricWizard
To all of you whiny people posting: RESEARCH THE RECORD INDUSTRY... Artists really do not get much from the sale of their cds. The only way the artists actually make decent cash is from touring and selling their own crap i.e. being their own record label.
For example Radiohead did a thing where fans could pay what they wanted for their new cd and the average was like $2 or $2.49.. something.. and know what? They reported they made more doing that than they ever did when being with a record label. Some other notable bands that do this: NOFX, Nine Inch Nails. Hell Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails even puts new cds out for free and charges $100-$200+ for special edition releases... Guess what........ THEY SELL OUT.
Point is plenty of people buy products still (obviously) and bands should be their own record label. Do not wanna do the work? Hire family and friends. DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRH.edit on 5-10-2011 by ElectricWizard because: coz
The only reason 'In Rainbows' worked was because Radiohead was already famous, and it made the news specifically because it was a famous group doing choose-your-price. They were already rich. Some random kid on YouTube doesn't have that kind of capital, whether in money or attention.
Originally posted by 000063
So you'd rather artists get nothing than pennies.
What a philanthropist you are.
As I said before, publishers do actually add value to music. Not every artist has the resources to even so much as hire their loved ones, and it's not practical for a variety of reasons. It's like saying every writer should start their own publishing company.edit on 2011/10/5 by 000063 because: +
Originally posted by the_philth
I'm from the older school of tape trading. You record your band in the garage onto a 4-track machine - bounce it down to standard stereo 2-track cassette, then ship it to Olaff in Norway, and in two weeks, he sends you a tape of his band the Brutal Cavity. That's basically what file sharing was.
Same principle today - recently when I saw my band's EP on some music blog available for download, I've gotta admit, I dug it! So what if I'm not gonna make major bread... the fact that someone is willing to *listen* to my music is pretty damn gratifying enough!
As a professional musician, I'm cool with this! I'm very cool with it!
Originally posted by constantwonder
reply to post by mnmcandiez
I think that the Supreme Court is wrong here. You are stealing someones work/income if you download music for free.
Originally posted by mnmcandiez
reply to post by bhornbuckle75
Dont shoot me, shoot RT, the source