PanicMan: I don't think Lars Ulrich is a douche.
verbaltoxin: I'm in two bands at the moment, and I have no interest in either of them getting signed. We all have jobs. Music is purely passion for us. We're going to distribute online and perform live shows. We'll pocket whatever comes out of that minus costs.
abigsmurf: sure haven't: I've heard horror stories about bands getting "Signed", then learning that they have to almost pay the company, so they try to leave, except now the company owns the band's name and its songs. Scary sh*t.Lots of Naive/poorly advised acts get their $500,000 advance and think it's a signing on fee rather than royalties up front. They want to change labels after their first album only to be told that they hadn't earnt $500k in royalties yet so would need to pay back some of their advance to leave.I've read quite a few articles saying this is an example of how evil record companies are when really its just people not knowing what an advance is.
sure haven't: Saw this yesterday, interesting read.I've heard horror stories about bands getting "Signed", then learning that they have to almost pay the company, so they try to leave, except now the company owns the band's name and its songs. Scary sh*t..
Champion of the Sun: You'd think that artists would make their own distribution company to get around this. There's already a billion record labels owned by rappers to feed the distribution companies. Wasn't United Artists created to combat this kind of thing in the movie industry? You'd think money grubbers like Bono or Jagger would've tried to start something up
sure haven't: Hard truth: Fark is not an accurate sample of what people think of music and FM radio.
dc0012c: sure haven't: Radio hasn't been it for years (not a stab at radio, it just isn't for 'new' music anymore. Radio is now a product of success, not an avenue to it).I'd agree for most radio, but the diversity of Sirius/XM is an exception. I've heard some awesome tunes on Alt Nation, Underground Garage, and The Coffeehouse from obscure bands that now have a place in my iTunes collection. I agree that self-promotion & publication is king and that labels are going the way of the dodo, but satellite radio seems to be more of a willing participant than just a series of commercials with some songs tossed in. I know it's still not easy to get on Sirius, but certainly easier than the business of bullish*t that terrestrial radio has become.
sure haven't: I've heard horror stories about bands getting "Signed", then learning that they have to almost pay the company, so they try to leave, except now the company owns the band's name and its songs. Scary sh*t.
busy chillin': nice link to the second page, subby, kinda made that suck
randroid: Hey guys, I've got a great idea! Let's link the last page of a multi-page thing!
Obiwontaun: For a second there I thought I had blacked out and forgot about reading the first page
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