Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Trent gives it away

The music business is alive and well,
the record industry is dead already.
There is a difference.

The view that if people give away recordings for free (or heaven's forbid 'steal' it!) musicians will die out or be forced to live on corporate sponsorship is a fallacy perpetuated by record companies desperately trying to justify their existence.

This video presentation explains far better then I could why that's just not true. You'll be hooked in the first 10 minutes, or your money back.

Here's some stats to whet your appetite.

Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails release an album without the backing of a record company giving much of the music away and selling the rest for varying prices from $5. They gross $1.6 million in one week. ($750,000 in the first 30 hours).

In 2001, Corey Smith quits his teaching job, gigs relentlessly and gives all his songs away for free. To date he has made $4 million.

Jill Sobule asks fans to invest in her upcoming album. She raises the $75,000 budget in 53 days.

So what are you waiting for? Free your music...

Related Posts: Copyright Mythbusting 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.