Monday, October 15, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Here's Andy Johns evoking so much Spinal Tap
And look at what Eddie Kramer has to say. Ironically, where's Jet today?! Nowhere, that's where.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Call me a prophet, but it looks like my predictions of the recording industry disintegration are coming true, exponentially by the day. And of course, they're my OWN predictions and no one else's...
::Traditional labels are increasingly unnecessary. With distribution almost a non-issue, you can make all the money from your music::
So, great marketing move with In Rainbows, Radiohead. By cutting out all or most of the middle-men, and using your label-bred notoriety, you'll probably really rake it in tomorrow. You've done the requisite PR, and your fans love you.
I know you're making a statement, and that's great, it needs to be done to show the world what could be done or at least shake the labels up a bit. But selling your music exclusively on your own site isn't exactly ground breaking or new: plenty of artists have sold via their sites even before the whole mp3 thing got started. But, having consumers set their own price IS. (okay, aside from a few bands with free downloads who take Paypal donations)
It's one giant experiment, and really the first of its kind on such a big scale.
I think the lessons smaller bands can take away are the following:
- You can sell on album online and make money
- People will pay what they want to pay
- Effective publicity matters
- You may never have to bother with CD's again
The results of this will be interesting...
Oh, and I hear Oasis and others like Trent Reznor might be doing the same. I'm calling it now.