Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 12:02 UTC
Multimedia, AV I generally need a billion words to explain the problems inherit in the current copyright system. Joss Stone needs just one minute. "I don't care how you hear it - as long as you hear it." Can we please appoint Ms Stone as supreme overlord of the universe?
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RE: performing artists
by sparkyERTW on Mon 17th Jan 2011 18:18 UTC in reply to "performing artists"
sparkyERTW
Member since:
2010-06-09

Dilemma is not all musicians or (artists in general) is performing artists.
If you can pay for it you should.

Agree on both accounts.

Industry statistics show 9 out of 10 bands fail and get's unsigned by their record companies.

Then let's make them not depend on record companies. Let's give artists opportunities to thrive and the ease to release their music themselves.

Sci fi movies has became very scarce

Dude, did you not see Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus?! (sorry, I couldn't resist; your point is taken ;) )

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RE[2]: performing artists
by Neolander on Mon 17th Jan 2011 18:35 in reply to "RE: performing artists"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Then let's make them not depend on record companies. Let's give artists opportunities to thrive and the ease to release their music themselves.

Genuine question : could artists (those new in the field especially) afford the cost of producing a good album without the help of a record company ? If so, how ?

I mean, professional recording/mixing/mastering hardware and software tend to cost thousands of dollars combined. Skilled sound engineers operating it generally have a nice salary, too.

I'm all for getting rid of our complex distribution system and just have artists sell their finished album directly. But there's some work before getting to said finished album, and not only the artist's one...

Edited 2011-01-17 18:40 UTC

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RE[3]: performing artists
by WorknMan on Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:12 in reply to "RE[2]: performing artists"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Genuine question : could artists (those new in the field especially) afford the cost of producing a good album without the help of a record company ? If so, how ?


Absolutely, this goofy lookin' fella did, and his stuff is better than 90% of crap I hear on FM these days:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg8LfoyDFUM

I mean, professional recording/mixing/mastering hardware and software tend to cost thousands of dollars combined. Skilled sound engineers operating it generally have a nice salary, too.


Not anymore ;)

To add to this discussion though, I think piracy has both positive and negative consequences, but the problem is that people who support piracy (and do pirate themselves) never want to discuss the latter, and those who oppose piracy never want to discuss the former.

Edited 2011-01-17 19:13 UTC

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RE[3]: performing artists
by Soulbender on Mon 17th Jan 2011 20:27 in reply to "RE[2]: performing artists"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Billy Idol made his Cyperpunk album basically in is home on a Mac..in 1993. It sure doesn't sound home produced and that was almost 10 years ago.
You can get VERY good results in a home studio today and it won't cost you your first-born child. On Linux you can get the whole chain from sequencing and software synths to the master mixing without spending a dime and it's good stuff. I'm sure you can do the same on Windows and Mac. True, if you want to release a CD you still need to pay for the pressing but in these days, do you really need to make a CD?
The times are changing and things that was previously incredibly expensive (movie production, music production etc) are becoming cheaper by the minute and this is really for the better.

Edited 2011-01-17 20:33 UTC

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RE[3]: performing artists
by bert64 on Tue 18th Jan 2011 09:07 in reply to "RE[2]: performing artists"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

You don't need a whole lot of hardware these days to produce decent results, and the software can either be obtained freely or pirated...

As for the skills required, well your band already requires skills such as singing and playing various instruments, whats so hard about adding "sound engineer" to that list?

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RE[2]: performing artists
by fran on Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:13 in reply to "RE: performing artists"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

"Dude, did you not see Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus?!"

Missed it. Had to choose between that and Piranha 3D :-)

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