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Music1234’s post above is so true, it hurts. Well summed up in 1-9. Business 101.
Should be a sticky on the front page of MLR.
I put zip faith into AI’s as creative. Any kid with zero musical skills would do a better job, pressing patches with one finger in Omnisphere.
Yeah well, do not feed the monster. Too many composers do, but these deals are «practice» deals for 14yo kids. When buyers cant afford music, or wont pay for it, dont give it to them. You raise demand by creating scarcity. Trade 101. Eventually new buyers will come along, who will differentiate themselves on music, and beat the shi* out of the cheapskates. These things are ez, but obviously not for modern musicians. Worst business people ever.
I don’t get angry, and just talk with my feet. “Deals” like that have no intrest to me, and I dont sign away music to libraries that does blanket deals either. I think this case reveals how scummy this business is, so if anything, Ive become more alert about what I submit and to whom I submit. But Im an amateur who can cherry pick as I like. I feel for you pro’s who are caught up with companies like these.
I can’t give you advice, but I think this is quite uncommon, and I have rejected submitting to a library with similar demands last year. I will rather crawl in the gutter and have rats eat me before I accept an “offer” like that.
In Europe, it’s is illegal not to be able to resell a library. The developers adhere to local laws, where ever they live, but seems there is a potential frontier there..December 6, 2019 at 1:21 pm in reply to: Soundcloud will now allow only 15 tracks for free users #33725
Yeah, well, they have to find a way to lose the freemium business model. It doesn’t work.
I dont know, I find the free speak add value. Nowhere else can you find this. One man’s “negative” can be another man’s “positive”. Negative people tends to be engaged and root for change, positive people just go with the flow and doesn’t really add new perspective, afik.
If we are grown-up’s, we should be able to solicit valuable opinion ourselves. However, if negative comments is a competitive strategy to scare people off, it’s not legit.
Depends, I think business knowledge is important with a collaborator. I think collaborating is a bit overrated in general, but with the right persons with a complementing skill set, I can definitely be an asset.April 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm in reply to: Composers and artists themselves destroy the business. #29833
At least you have to give your music away to these companies, to render it worthless. So why even consider it?
Musicians have never been entitled to make a 100% living off of passive income, and historically quite few has pulled that off. Times have been better, yes, but markets become saturated in the tail of that when everyone pursue the same.
Following this study, passive income from compositions, is mostly less than 20% of a full income for a musician (see the cases). Mileage may vary. http://money.futureofmusic.org/about-the-project/
I guess owning a music library, subscription based or not, could be added to the lists.