Aurovine Label Worldwide Distribution – A Massive Success 3

Aurovine Label Worldwide Distribution - A Massive Success
We ‘soft’ launched our worldwide distribution system around 4 weeks ago and we’ve been incredibly surprised by the mountain of submissions we’ve had! It seems our artists want to ‘buy in’ to our ethical distribution service. So far around 50% of submissions received have opted for our ethical label Aurovine EX (which doesn’t include the ...

Another Pointless Article About Streaming?

One thing you can be sure of almost every week is that there’ll be another article about music streaming sites. They’ll either speak in favour or against but will inevitably have no conclusion about the future direction of the music industry. Depressing isn’t it? Saturday’s article by the masters of materialism Sky is probably the ...

Thom Yorke calls Spotify ‘the last desperate fart of a dying corpse’ 5

Radiohead  & Atoms For Peace frontman Thom Yorke has been reassuringly outspoken in his critique of the music industry for some time now and his latest attack on the troubled Spotify with Mexican website ‘Sopitas’ is no exception. Like this blog has often done in the past, Yorke questions the incestuous relationship and motives between the ...

Why Is The Music Industry Still Dead In 2013?

In the sixties music was fresh, rebellious and exciting. New artists were being discovered and given media coverage. It was an exciting time and an antidote to the ‘boring’ mainstream. In the late seventies, punk created a similar tidal wave and the DIY ethic lasted well into the eighties. Then we hit the dead zone. ...

Whitechapel Guitarist Alex Wade Compares Music to Fast Food!

Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade has complained that dwindling music industry royalties don’t make sense. Why will punters pay $10 for a fast food meal (quote) ‘that’s full of shit made by someone who doesn’t give a damn about them and it’s gone in 10 minutes, but won’t spend $10 on a CD that is someone’s ...

The Spotify, Pandora, iRadio and Google Music Conundrum.

Or more specifically the avoidance of royalties by turning accountability into an over complex, confusing and difficult problem. Is the launch of iRadio about to make things even more confusing? Oh for the days of itunes! Your track was downloaded, apple (and your aggregator) took their cut and you the artist got the tangible residue. ...

Artists vs Artists – Piracy Yes or No?

Dave Allen usually makes a lot of sense and when i noticed his post regarding the Artists vs Artists website I started to wonder if the poll wasn’t rigged. It’s a simple question – are you an artist ‘against’ piracy or ‘for’ it. (Caveat – this is a brilliant viral marketing initiative by the band Ghost ...

So is piracy bad or good for music? Why the confusion? 5

Two studies out last week (one by Ofcom and one by the EC) appeared to show conflicting results about the effect music piracy has on digital music sales. The Ofcom report appears to show that people are downloading music illegally to avoid paying for it and would buy if the price was cheap enough. In contrast ...

Internet Guide To Making Money for Musicians – Part Two 1

Internet Guide To Making Money for Musicians - Part Two
WHICH MUSIC PLATFORM SHOULD I USE? This is the second part in our series of guides for musicians on the subject of how to maximise your returns from your music online. In this article we’ll concentrate on sites that give you maximum returns for your sales. In terms of % share the best 3 sites ...

Internet Guide to Making Money for Musicians – Part One 1

READ THE CONTRACT or T&C PAGE!!! This is the first in our series of guides for musicians on the subject of how to maximise your returns from your music online. Before we get into the nitty gritty of the how, why and what, I thought we’d start with reference to a salutary tale indicating the ...