Average Artist Income 1 Bajillion Dollars – Cure Cancer, Bring Peace To The Middle East And End World Hunger

By Jeff Price

In the words of President Obama, ” … if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts, we are not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side shows and carnival barkers…”

This “average income” conversation is the strangest I think I have come across in quite some time. We are sitting in the middle of a transformation of a sector and the conversation is about a silly useless statistic around dividing Lady Gaga’s income into other people’s bottom line?

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Adapting To The New Music Industry

They say one year on the Net is like five years in the “real world,” in regards to the music industry, one year sure feels like 15. When we launched TuneCore half a decade ago (sounds more impressive than five years) we built a system to change the music industry and empower and serve artists.  Since then, the industry has changed and evolved: […]

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Part 2: The Melting Iceberg Syndrome, The Music Business And The Change Under The Couch Cushions

By Jeff Price On the other hand…perhaps, since the beginning of the music business, more artists are earning some money for the first time as opposed to a few earning less. In the old school model, an artist got signed to a label.  The label would agree to pay the artist a negotiated royalty rate […]

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The Emergence of The New Music Industry – It's Global, Generates A Lot Of Money & Is Based On Six Copyrights

There have been six fundamental changes to the music industry that have revolutionized and transformed the business. It is vital that artists are fully aware of these changes in order to make the most money and pursue their passion on their own terms.

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Arrested (Artist) Development

Sometime in the 90’s, “artist development” for rock and alternative bands, got turned on its head helping to destroy the music industry

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The State of The Music Industry and the Delegitimization of Artists: Pt. 6 – The Hills are Alive…

– a Six Part Series by Jeff Price Part VI: The Hills are Alive… Read Past Chapters Part I: Music Purchases and Net Revenue For Artists Are Up, Gross Revenue for Labels is Down Part II: The Impact of DMCA Streams and Why They Should Be Considered Part III: How a Skewed Perspective Delegitimizes Artists […]

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The State of The Music Industry and the Delegitimization of Artists: Pt. 4 – The Growth Phase is Over? Improved Label Margins

– a Six Part Series  by Jeff Price Part IV: The Growth Phase is Over? Improved Label Margins Read Past ChaptersPart I: Music Purchases and Net Revenue For Artists Are Up, Gross Revenue for Labels is DownPart II: The Impact of DMCA Streams and Why They Should Be Considered Part III: How a Skewed Perspective Delegitimizes […]

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The State of The Music Industry and the Delegitimization of Artists: Pt. 3 How a Skewed Perspective Delegitimizes Artists

– a Six Part Series  by Jeff Price Part III: How a Skewed Perspective Delegitimizes Artists Read Past Chapters Part I: Music Purchases and Net Revenue For Artists Are Up, Gross Revenue for Labels is Down Part II: The Impact of DMCA Streams and Why They Should Be Considered  Upcoming chapters: Part IV: The Growth […]

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Video Response to The State of The Music Industry and the Delegitimization of Artists Pt. 1

To read the original post, click here   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYeJInsC9OY&fs=1]   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm1YCFP_6xA&fs=1]     [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xatjXz7Eq0I&fs=1]  

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Boy oh (Tommy) Boy – 80% of you make music that is "crap"?

Apparently the fact that people are buying music from TuneCore Artists is stopping people from buying music that Tommy likes. If Tommy could only control what music you get exposed to you would be more inclined to buy his music. It’s actually a brilliant strategy. Limit choice, force the releases you want to sell down people’s throats, control what music is exposed by the media outlets (like Radio and MTV) and then take all the money from the sales that come in. Oh wait, my mistake, that’s the way it was in the old music industry and 98% of what the majors labels released failed. I guess limiting choice does not make music sell.

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