Jeff wrote:I remember Olga. I used that site too...
I think an easy to access system with reasonable costs would tap into an additional revenue source that the artists (or labels) would benefit greatly from. That industry is just going to drive itself into the ground. Or get pushed aside by artists who don't need record labels for distribution anymore.
got that right... we use ALOT of Christian music in our videos at church. Fortunately, we have permission to use most of it. Some music that's used for reflective videos or other things that don't generate profit, we just use.
for Drumshow, I started writing my own music for it... Makes copyright easy...
The entire music industry is years behind the times and yes, it will run itself into the ground. They totally ignored the electronic distribution mechanism and are paying for it. If in the beginning, they used their heads and embraced the technology instead of fighting it and damning it to hell and profit. They really had a golden opportunity to define it all and make music something that everyone could afford and something they could make a profit on that was reasonable. But they didn't and they are going to pay for it. Quite honestly, I hope they do and if the record labels go under, I will not complain one bit. In fact, I'll cheer it loudly and musically.
The artist are screwed at every turn and it has absolutely nothing to do with them any more. It's all about corporate profits.
Why do you think you don't hear that much recognizable music on TV and in commercials? The independent artists are THROWING their music out there for that use and they are being compensated for it and getting to keep their profits. Plus, the music is just plain GOOD, while the mainstream music industry is nothing but absolute and total crap for the ears.
Artists do not need the backing of a large music corporation and their marketing departments any more. The internet can do it for them and it has the music corporations pants in a bunch. Why else would they be suing everyone in sight and going after grandmothers and other people with ridiculous fines that they can never collect on? Do they think that people are going to like them for these gestapo tactics? Nope and it is proven each and every day. They are digging their own grave and fighting the only true marketing avenue they have left to them. as well as making everyone hate them and their tactics.
Just imagine. If they had any sense, they would have put their entire catalogs up for download for 50 cents or a buck per song. There is a reason that itunes has sold over $1 billion in song sales...
There are a lot of affordable ways to provide music for videos. There are many sets of background music and loops for creative people to put together their own stuf. The only cost is the collections. Digital Juice, Sony Acid, local bands, etc are great ways to get original music without having to cough up enormous sums of money and deal with restrictive licensing agreements.