RobertaForster wrote:oldscorpsfan75 wrote:therocker wrote:As for how it is going in the music industry today, if you want to make some money you have to perform Live, album sales are not making big numbers anymore, like it used to be. Now, if you reach nr° 23 it is a big success....
Yes..I agree with you....the problem now is that you can have the music for free downloading from peer-to-peer channels...and this causes a big big damage to the bands....so live gigs are the best and the only way to earn money
I don't know if I do agree with this deal. I mean, I became a Scorpions fan downloading their songs for free, I must confess. After that, I started buying all their albuns, but if I didn't started downloading, I wouldn't found out how wonderful they are. And, come on, who the hell is able to buy every single album for all the bands we like?? I have all the scorpions albuns, but I can't spend my money buy all the albuns from all the bands Iike, not even the bands do that!
This is what happens today, it's the way music runs, and the bands must know how to deal with this, because it's an utopia to think it's possible to stop downloads.
yep, exactly... Anyway, the biggest money an artist make isn't during its album release... 87% of the money made there goes to : the producer, the edition guys, the label.
In case of great records sold all over the world, the income of an artist is expected to reach plus 4 M€, so 27 M€ goes to the majors, so ...
Touring's quite more interesting, now we know why some artists came back from their retirement to keep on touring with 100$' tickets on sale... Invitations to play in festivals are even more interesting!
I admit downloading some songs of artists I want to know more about, and have no regrets about it. It won't stop me from going and see them live a couple of times or legally buy their future album.