Mc_GTR

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  • in reply to: Reality check — How much can you earn? #37500
    Mc_GTR
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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.

    in reply to: And We Thought AI Was A Threat To Library Music #37499
    Mc_GTR
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    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.

    in reply to: My experiment with a subscription deal #36079
    Mc_GTR
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    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.

    in reply to: Discovery going way of Scripps? #33937
    Mc_GTR
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    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.

    in reply to: No Collection Society Allowed — Common? #33936
    Mc_GTR
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    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 reply to: Software – Time to take a stand? #33726
    Mc_GTR
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    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..

    in reply to: Soundcloud will now allow only 15 tracks for free users #33725
    Mc_GTR
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    Yeah, well, they have to find a way to lose the freemium business model. It doesn’t work.

    in reply to: Negative People on Music Library Report #33397
    Mc_GTR
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    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.

    in reply to: Collabs – worth it? #33381
    Mc_GTR
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    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.

    in reply to: Composers and artists themselves destroy the business. #29833
    Mc_GTR
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    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.

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