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> Interesting Article: State Of The "music Biz" Scary.
Todd Simpson
post Nov 14 2012, 03:26 AM
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As the sand continues to move under the music biz, it's fun to note that, according to sound scan, 90% of sales from 2% (yes two percent) of releases.

And that Trent Reznor has gone BACK to a record lable after being all DIY for a bit.

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/...21017fragmented

The good news is that the lack of money in the "biz" is almost forcing a kind of "Musical Purity" because there is simply no reason or hope of selling out unless you are just bieber/niki minage/etc.

The opportunity seems to lie in finding the untapped revenue stream created when listeners search/listen/watch music. Every action leaves a trail and that slug trail of user data has a dollar value. So IMHO mining that is a possible revenue positive future. But if I had all the details, I"d be rich smile.gif

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/121031scary

So how do we monetize the Slug Data Trail?

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Alex Feather
post Nov 14 2012, 08:31 AM
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The thing is that being DIY is not bad at all but there is no way you can get the power of a major label without having one!
Tour, radio and tv support is very hard to achieve by yourself! Very nice article! Thank you very much for sharing!


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post Nov 14 2012, 03:06 PM
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Both articles are great, but I really appreciated Trent words about the reasons why he decided to get back to a major label... His words are very inspiring and I think that he is being very clever. It's something similar to what happens here in Argentina with Major Labels... their structure and experience make a difference.


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post Nov 15 2012, 02:51 AM
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Well said smile.gif I'm still a big fan of DIY approach in general. Not to mention, artists don't always have the luxury of popping on a Major label. The power/reach of a Major label is still a thing of wonder. The money and machinery to be able to push out a release is something that takes enormous resources. I'm starting to see people mix both, starting a small label/LLC and licensing music/right/distribution to a label which is a great idea.

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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Nov 14 2012, 02:31 AM) *
The thing is that being DIY is not bad at all but there is no way you can get the power of a major label without having one!
Tour, radio and tv support is very hard to achieve by yourself! Very nice article! Thank you very much for sharing!



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 14 2012, 09:06 AM) *
Both articles are great, but I really appreciated Trent words about the reasons why he decided to get back to a major label... His words are very inspiring and I think that he is being very clever. It's something similar to what happens here in Argentina with Major Labels... their structure and experience make a difference.


I have great respect for Trent. He's a ground breaking musician who helped pioneer DIY for big name acts. I'm thrilled to see hiim doing so well and expanding in to Feature Film Scores too!
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