The Problem with the Music Industry

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  1. HyperGeek_1984

    HyperGeek_1984 Herr Doktor

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  2. Ramberk Magnus

    Ramberk Magnus Well-Known Member

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    The problem with the "Music Industry" is that iTunes just became the 2nd biggest retailer of music (second to Walmart). And iTunes carries music from indy labels. Which means...

    Bands no longer need the record companies. If your a good band, and you work hard, and you know how to self-promote... you can make it on your own. You no longer need the record companies to help you with studio time, equipment and promotion.

    They're dead. The "Radiohead Experiment" is further proof of this. Even big names like Madonna and U2 are wanting or have left their big name labels.

    Everything from here on out is gonna be the the record companies pathetic attempts at staying alive.

    Anyway... sorry for the mini-rant. I'm sure a lot of you all are familiar with all these facts. The screwing of new bands is the oldest "sin" the record companies have been committing. But they're gonna have less and less pull to do this. Sigh, I cannot wait till we reach the day that radio stations play music that people like and not just mass marketed stuff.
     
  3. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    the article only deals with 2 topics or am i missing something? pretty weak/narrow scope.
     
  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    This is about 15 years old, but it's legendary and something of a classic. Because it was written so long ago it doesn't take into account a lot of the options bands have now with internet distribution and self promotion, but it's still well worth reading and any band planning to sign with a label should read through it.
     
  5. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    Yeah, that was written by the dude who produced In Utero.

    A lot's changed since then, and for the better. Hopefully it won't be too long until the music industry is all about the music, and not all about the money!

    Down with record companies. Vive le musicians.
     

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