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(New Musical Express)   £100million is a lot for a catalogue of songs about California featuring identical guitar riffs   (nme.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Red Hot Chili Peppers, guitarist John Frusciante, songwriting catalogue, Hot Chili Peppers, multi-million dollar deals, band's publishing catalogue, intellectual property, drummer Chad Smith  
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4 days ago  
The ol' take a dump on a popular band routine. Edgy subby, very edgy.
 
4 days ago  

WhackingDay: The ol' take a dump on a popular band routine. Edgy subby, very edgy.


This is Fark. Farkers even hate the Beatles.
 
4 days ago  
They're selling them? I thought they'd give it away give it away give it away now.
 
4 days ago  

WhackingDay: The ol' take a dump on a popular band routine. Edgy subby, very edgy.


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4 days ago  
Why is everyone selling their stuff?
 
4 days ago  
probably clearing about 15 million a piece between the band members, I would say its a good decision.  I don't agree with all these companies gobbling up every piece of media that they can, but if i was in a massively popular band or a legacy performer in my 60's, I'd be looking to get a handle on that last pile of cash before I die. At least then you're in control of something (having money) vs. your heirs fighting with record labels.
 
4 days ago  

Boojum2k: They're selling them? I thought they'd give it away give it away give it away now.


Prepare to hear that song or the "sometimes I feel like ... my only friend" song on every single movie trailer for a coming of age story.
 
4 days ago  
If those figures are correct and their catalogue generates 5 million a year, 140 million is about 28 years worth. Those guys are pushing 60, so unless they live well into their 90s I suppose it's a good deal.
 
4 days ago  
Does this make the Chilis a cover band?

I mean, do they now have to pay ASCAP when they perform their own music?
 
4 days ago  

Marcos P: Why is everyone selling their stuff?


Because they're too old to figure out how to make NFTs.
 
4 days ago  

thatguyoverthere70: WhackingDay: The ol' take a dump on a popular band routine. Edgy subby, very edgy.

This is Fark. Farkers even hate the Beatles.


I like some of their stuff, but so many of the later songs just sound like Under the Bridge with minor modifications

/Not Subby
 
4 days ago  

Marcos P: Why is everyone selling their stuff?


Except for Taylor Swift who can't buy her stuff and is remaking it.
 
4 days ago  

Boojum2k: They're selling them? I thought they'd give it away give it away give it away now.


And go live under a bridge?
 
4 days ago  
I thought this was going to be about The Beach Boys, or maybe Cake.

See you in hell, subby!
 
4 days ago  

Marcos P: Why is everyone selling their stuff?


Rock is basically dead as a commercial entity.
 
4 days ago  

thatguyoverthere70: WhackingDay: The ol' take a dump on a popular band routine. Edgy subby, very edgy.

This is Fark. Farkers even hate the Beatles.


There are a lot of reasons to hate The Beatles
 
4 days ago  

Marcos P: Why is everyone selling their stuff?


The Red Hot Chili Peppers are 60-year old recovering drug addicts. This is their retirement.
 
4 days ago  
Yabba Dabba , Yabba Dabba Dabba Doo Now .
 
4 days ago  

Marcos P: Why is everyone selling their stuff?


It's the rocknroll version of a reverse-mortgage.  Want to live out the rest of your life in sybaritic pleasure and leave fark-all to your kids?  Sell your catalogue now, and little Jimmy can inherit only your debts.  Plus, you and only you are responsible for your selling out, no more posthumous coke ads for the estate to cash in on.
 
4 days ago  
And there goes any of the lyrical sentiment about being any better in any of those songs.
Actions speak, words are just wind with specific vibrations in it.

they had their chance more than most and got to earn theirs, but could not bring themselves to give it to the public domain now, and just cash these chips out cause you can never stack your own high enough.


Also notice the trend here, entertainers with a catalogue of stuff to sell all seem to suddenly find it's high time to trade in for the cash now. like from a  good spectrum of ages too, some much younger than others in this.
gee i wonder what they all seem to see in the future for themselves that makes selling out now the best time.
 
4 days ago  

PvtStash: And there goes any of the lyrical sentiment about being any better in any of those songs.
Actions speak, words are just wind with specific vibrations in it.

they had their chance more than most and got to earn theirs, but could not bring themselves to give it to the public domain now, and just cash these chips out cause you can never stack your own high enough.


Also notice the trend here, entertainers with a catalogue of stuff to sell all seem to suddenly find it's high time to trade in for the cash now. like from a  good spectrum of ages too, some much younger than others in this.
gee i wonder what they all seem to see in the future for themselves that makes selling out now the best time.


I'm far from defending artists "cashing out", but from what I understand about record contracts the ARTISTS only really make money from touring. It's why Madonna toured until she was damn near 70 (or later), it was the only way to make real money. Touring is very hard on the body, and not a guarantee of any amount of money because anything can and will go wrong.

I saw Willie Nelson perform a few years ago. He was amazing and the best part was he performed EVERYONE'S music, not just his. However he has clearly lost a step and didn't even try to sing in any register other than his talking voice.

For some, the choice between touring to pay some bills for a little while and cashing out to buy the farm forever is a no brainer.
 
4 days ago  

Marcos P: Why is everyone selling their stuff?


A lot of performers getting old and wanting to cash out.  I mean you can't enjoy it after you're dead.  With the state of music nowadays, a big corporate payday is almost the only retirement plan.
 
4 days ago  

Marcos P: Why is everyone selling their stuff?


The generation coming up doesn't like music. It's time to go.

/Testamentary reasons, I believe.
 
4 days ago  
Good thing they disappeared their sax player so the split is bigger.
 
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