MORE LIES FROM BIG BUSINESS, FILE SHARING IS KILLING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
The FACT is MUSICIANS are making more money now than a decade ago, because they have more control over THIER music! Its the RECORD INDUSTRIES that are losing money, and their casting couch is gathering dust.
I have worked in this industry on and off for a long time and I have always promoted file sharing as empowering the musician and ending record label tyranny!
When I was a young student ,and played in a band,as all students did in those days, we had no hope of making it BIG in the industry. Stock , Aitken and Waterman where busy promoting Kylie Monouge , Jason Donavon and an endless list of talentless bimbos and himbos that where prepared to give all on the casting couch.(Sounds like modern politics doesn’t it?) REAL musicians where ignored or paid as session musicians. HOME TAPING WAS NOT KILLING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY,THE RECORD LABELS WHERE KILLING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ,Home taping was reducing the amount of money for talentless fat-cat musical pimps that sabotaged and ruined genuine musicians! Now that the tyranny of the Record labels is over and musicians have the power to record and edit and produce thier own music,REAL musicians and the REAL music industry IS THRIVING!!!
KEEP MUSIC LIVE!!
“Keep Music Live” was the sticker on our bus. we could not care if you recorded or copied one of our tapes or records. Just as long as you came to the gig ,we got paid, and we could punt our t-shirts and tapes etc at the gig!
TODAY I STILL SUPPORT FILE SHARING AND MUSIC DOWNLOADING, IT WORKS!!
I used to make compilation tapes taken from the John Peel show,Friday Rock Show (TV on the radio) or the Radio Clyde Rock show or even the Top 40. These days people download from the internet to thier mp3 player instead of coping it to a 90 minute cassette tape.They can download songs that have never been played on mainstream media .That’s progress for you.TODAY A complete unknown can now “GO VIRAL”.
THOSE THAT OPPOSE FILE SHARING,ARE IN GENERAL GREEDY,WITH DELUSIONS OF GRANDIOUR ,JUST LIKE THE RECORD LABELS
SOME Rappers demand “don’t steal MY lyrics” by downloading my music,BUT THEY STEAL aka “SAMPLE” ALL thier music!! and DO NOT have a REAL MUSICIAN in thier “band”.They don’t give money to the musicians that they “SAMPLE” from.Most rappers do not even give them credit for the riff.This is NOT the case for ALL rappers. I worked with Snoop Dogg, who is really great dude ,and brings a band of REAL musicians.Most musicians that I have met and worked with are very PRO-downloading or do not really care, as the musician never made that much from record sales anyway.
“THE COMPUTER SAYS NO!!!…COUGH”
Last years Christmas No.1 in the UK was “KILLING IN THE NAME OF” by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, purely on an unadvertised “netizen” download PROTEST campaign. They wiped the floor with the Pop Idols and X-factors and other record industry bland products which where ALL heavily promoted in the MSM to take the christmas No.1 spot.This shows the power of the internet over the MSM. The internet is becoming the mainstream.
Rage Against the Machine beats X Factor’s Joe to Christmas No 1
After a Facebook campaign against Simon Cowell’s chart domination, music fans celebrate their victory
Ho Ho Ho……”Fuck you! I won’t do what you tell me”
TODAY MUSCIANS MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THEY DID A DECADE AGO!!!
Artists Make More Money in File-Sharing Age Than Before It
Written by Ernesto on September 14, 2010
An extensive study into the effect of digitalization on the music industry in Norway has shed an interesting light on the position of artists today, compared to 1999. While the music industry often talks about artists being on the brink of bankruptcy due to illicit file-sharing, the study found that the number of artists as well as their average income has seen a major increase in the last decade.
DAMN THOSE NORWEGIANS!!! THEY KNOW EVERYTHING!!!
Every other month a new study addressing the link between music piracy and music revenues surfaces, but only a few really stand out. One of the most elaborate and complete studies conducted in recent times is the master thesis of Norwegian School of Management students Anders Sørbo and Richard Bjerkøe.
In their thesis, the students take a detailed look at the different revenue streams of the music industry between 1999 and 2009. By doing so, they aim to answer the question of how the digitization of music – and the most common side-effect, piracy – have changed the economic position of the Norwegian music industry and Norwegian artists. The results are striking.
After crunching the music industry’s numbers the researchers found that total industry revenue grew from 1.4 billion Norwegian kronor in 1999 to 1.9 billion in 2009. After adjusting this figure for inflation this comes down to a 4% increase in revenues for the music industry in this time period. Admittedly, this is not much of a growth, but things get more interesting when the research zooms in on artist revenue.
ARTIST REVENUS INCREASED BY 114%
Music industry revenue corrected for inflation
In the same period when the overall revenues of the industry grew by only 4%, the revenue for artists alone more than doubled with an increase of 114%. After an inflation adjustment, artist revenue went up from 255 million in 1999 to 545 million kronor in 2009.
Some of the growth can be attributed to the fact that the number of artists increased by 28% in the same time period. However, per artist the yearly income still saw a 66% increase from 80,000 to 133,000 kronor between 1999 and 2009. In conclusion, one could say that artists are far better off now than they were before the digitization of music started.
RECORD SALES NEVER MADE MAJOR MONEY FOR THE ARTIST ANYWAY
Artist revenue corrected for inflation
Aside from looking at the reported revenue, the researchers also polled the artists themselves to find out what their income sources are. Here, it was found that record sales have never been a large part of the annual revenue of artists. In 1999, 70% of the artists made less than 9% of their total income from record sales, and in 2009 this went down to 50%.
KEEP MUSIC LIVE,ITS WHERE THE MONEY ALWAYS WAS!!!…BUT DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB!!!!
Live performances are the major source of income for most artists. 37% of Norwegian artists made more than 50% of their income from live performances in 2009, up from 25% in 1999. That said, it has to be noted that only a few artists make a full living off their music, as most have other jobs aside.
ITS THE RECORD LABELS LOOSING MONEY, BUT THEN THEY CAN BLAME iTUNES FOR THAT!!!!
In conclusion, the study refutes some of the most common misconceptions about the music industry in the digital age. Musicians are making more money than ever before. It is true that the revenues from record sales are dwindling, but that can be just as easily attributed to iTunes as The Pirate Bay.
MAYBE THE RECORD INDUSTRY SHOULD ACCEPT THEY ARE DINOSAURS
The bottom line is that the music industry as a whole is thriving. Record labels may report a dip in their income from record sales, but more money is going to artists at the same time. Is that really such a bad outcome? Well, that depends on who you’re listening to.
Anti-piracy lawyers ‘knowingly targeted the innocent’, says law body
Watchdog howls at ‘revenue-generating scheme’
A major law firm knew it sometimes had no reliable evidence of unlawful filesharing when it demanded hundreds of pounds damages from internet users, according to the solicitors’ watchdog.
SO WHO ARE THE LAWYERS COLLECTING MONEY FOR ?
KEEP ON DOWNLOADING MUSIC
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSICIANS AND VENUES,WE ALL NEED TO GET OUT MORE AND SOCIALISE
KEEP MUSIC LIVE!!!!