Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rightside-up

Jack Ely (yep, he's the one who sang Louie Louie with the Kingsmen) has a rightside-up proposal for the relationship between recordings and performances and license fees.  The best part of the model is that it advantages artists who bypass recording and distribution firms altogether.

1 comment:

Paul H. Muller said...

I wonder if this line of reasoning doesn't run up against a previous link where it was shown that musical groups on road trips almost always lose money...

Promotion by recordings is the key? Your .mp3s start moving and you launch the tour?

Also raises the more basic question: should it be the goal of composers to have their music performed before a live audience?