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Monday, May 23, 2005

Music biz wary
of copyright

sharing movement
Well, DUH... of course they are.
Reminds me of a great quote from William Blake:
"I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's."
Here's a link to the Reuters article.

How wary would YOU be if the public (and a good number of your own clients!) so despised your business practices that they turned around and created their own business model?

Would you rethink your stance, or rush forward with self-imposed blinders toward your own extinction?

I think we all know what the music industry is doing...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Chuck McKay; said...

Several years ago I produced a workshop titled "The Business Of Music." I brought in record producers, record company execs, and radio program directors as guest speakers. My conclusion was: the music industry eats its own young. A musician who stays completely independant can build a successful business, like any other service professional, and retain complete control over his/her "product." Quite often that musician will make more money as an independant. Unfortunately, most musicians want someone else to "discover" them and take responsibility for the choices they don't want to make.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Don The Idea Guy; said...

Absolutely agree with you Chuck.
I think we will (and are) seeing the shift from corporate label to independent artist.

I think as the ultimate goal of the MUSICIAN begins to transform from being discovered by a mega-label into striving to be the most downloaded single on iTunes, the actual 'business' will change the 'industry' in spite of itself.

Thanks for visiting MyBrainBlog.com
~DON

11:57 AM  

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