Great question , what separate artist from the addict? Here is great text about this subject, makes you wonder which one are you. Sometimes its hard to spearate this two , but here is some guidelines that can help you.
A few months ago, a colleague of mine told me about meeting a young woman who was “passionate” about writing. He asked her what she had written recently, and she said nothing. In recounting the story to me, he said, “How can you say you’re passionate about something if you’re not doing anything about it?” Good question.
And yet, this is a common affliction. Many of us feel passionate about a particular job or creative project or cause, but we don’t take action on it. Why? Are we addicted to failure? Addicted to distraction? Addicted to money?
Here is the link for complete article!
If you were ever wondering as an musician if your maximizing your revenue The Future of Music site lists 42 ways you can make green. They also explain some of the differences between royalties and publishing.
really handy for all artists , regarding the style of the music!
“If you’re a musician or composer, you probably have a basic sense of the ways you can make money. Some revenue streams are simple to understand, like playing shows, or selling CDs or t-shirts. But there are many, many more ways that musicians can earn money from their compositions, performances, sound recordings, brand, or knowledge of the craft. We list 40 of them… So if you hear Patsy Cline singing “Crazy” which was written by Willie Nelson, Willie created the musical composition when he wrote down the notes and lyrics. Patsy created the sound recording when she performed Willie’s song, and it was captured on tape. As you browse the list, it’s important to keep these distinctions in mind since there are many times when different parts of the creative team are paid differently.” – futureofmusic.org
For more info check: money.futureofmusic.org/40-revenue-streams
Finally after some time somebody put this movie online. Very interesting story about industry today , art and other things.
“The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunites. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?”
A documentary recorded from BBC2′s Arena Radio Night in the Mid 1990′s. Weekend Rush and Kool Fm were big targets of the DTI mainly because of the music they were playing was taking listeners away from the legal stations.
Pirate radio is illegal or unregulated radio transmission. The term is most commonly used to describe illegal broadcasting for entertainment or political purposes, but is also sometimes used for illegal two-way radio operation. Its etymology can be traced to the unlicensed nature of the transmission, but historically there has been occasional but notable use of sea vessels – fitting the most common perception of a pirate – as broadcasting bases.- Wikipedia
Technics SL-1200 Production Ceased
On 1 November 2010, Panasonic made the following statement on the DMC World DJ Championships home page.
Panasonic reactive statement – Production of analogue turntables has ceased
Panasonic has confirmed that it ceased the production of its Technics-branded analogue turntables this autumn.
After more than 35 years as a leading manufacturer of analogue turntables, Panasonic has regretfully taken the decision to leave this market. However, Panasonic will continue to sell headphones under the Technics brand.
We are sure that retailers and consumers will understand that our product range has to reflect the accelerating transformation of the entire audio market from analogue to digital.
In addition, the number of component suppliers serving the analogue market has dwindled in recent years and we brought forward the decision to leave the market rather than risk being unable to fulfil future orders because of a lack of parts.
Panasonic employees who have been working on the analogue turntable range have been redeployed elsewhere within Panasonic – many of them continuing to work in Panasonic´s Audio Video Business Unit
Here is old but short explanation of real widget economy. Really nice explanation!
Pump Audio connects independent music with Television, film and advertising music supervisors. If your music gets used, they keep 50% and you get 50%. No upfront fee.
check out Pump audio here
Few facts that you probably didn’t know!:)
Roll Up Your Sleeves is a manifesto for an alternative way of organizing, working and thinking. This youthful, energetic documentary explores the global phenomenon of do-it-yourself culture, why it’s becoming increasingly popular and the problems it has yet to overcome.
At its heart this is a film about life and how a growing number of people are choosing to live it.
Here is full documentary (27 min)
Game for the big shots , watch how copyright is killing creative freedom:
Part 1 , check also other parts on youtube or wait this video to finish.