So this Holiday I hope the you BuyIndieSupportLocals.org and get ready for more of this in 2015 cuz it's the newest fad and getting a City Music Deal will be part of it.
|Wouldn't be here today w/o Tommy's help, THKS...|
So besides the obvious --that not enough good music is in the marketplace, what else is happening?
There is a term in business called capacity restrain* and this is when you have something great however you don't have the fire power to get it out very far if at all. This is where we find ourselves today in the music business. As a distributor I get to sit in on the conversations of many artists bands and labels about project that are coming, in the works, and in the marketplace now.
The number one things they are scrambling for is capitalization.
From the Pressing plants are are now running full time and dealing with the bigger customers first, to the marketing channels that have prices driven up during the 4th quarter economically stopping the independents from even being in the game, our culture is now hi-jacked by Multi-National Entertainment companies that don't export top US artist out of the USA and get us to entertain our own economy to death.
Meanwhile Congress and the Administration do nothing.....From the USMADEMUSIC.org site we can see that there is a bill in Congress that would be a pretty good first step. Well guess what on Oct 14 members of the recording academy will be going to their local Congressional office and demanding a few things and I believe this is another and should be at the top of the list. Supporting US Made Music seems like a no brainer if you are a member of the US Congress. Click to learn more http://usmademusic.org/8-us-music-news/7-lobby-your-local-rep-day-oct-14th
*Factories are getting busier, notably in industries such as auto making and aircraft construction, increasing the incentive to expand operations. Businesses ran at 79.2% of capacity in July, still about a percentage point below the historical average, but at a level that implies some industries are nearing production limits. http://www.kiplinger.com/tool/business/T019-S000-kiplinger-s-economic-outlooks/ PS here the Weekly Music Marketplace sales
"There are how many Starbucks? In the USA there are 11,457 and guess what they all carry music for sales and there aren't any free download cards. How about Public Libraries 120,096 and most of them carry music too. So there's clearly a problem in what is being posted on blogs verses what is happening in the market place."
"As inspiration often strikes me, it was a heated debate between two grown @$$ men in the barbershop arguing about another man’s pockets that prompted me to tackle the idea of why Hip Hop has no billionaires".By Kelby provokes a great debate greater than the barbershop and for the point of this blog post #1 is Racism and I happen to agree with him and I have used these three very people in my reasoning for Altavoz's existence.
However, Jon and Zack and everyone else besides dozen distributors and the Gores Group don't seem to understand MATH.Physical is king ((((STILL))))) which any subscriber to Soundscan knows has been the story for the year and this last weeks report is no different with physical sales still being 2384 units of the 4,252 total sold or 56% of the pie.
Major or any music act doesn't come to play a DC Club to have their food catered from a chain; they want local while being in a locale and they will shop local for arts and clothes. "Artists Money Multiplier Effect*"Now considering DC has 8 of the top 100 nightclubs in the USA it would seems not too far of a stretch to say that there is a basis for considering investing in DCMUSIC as well as DCTECH. For the record ~ the two really aren't exclusive and from head of the Library of Congress's lips** to my blog -- music drives US innovation. A great blog just came out on Consequences of Sound about the All Access: An Oral History of DC’s 9:30 Club and reading it gives some very candid insight into our local music scene and how it's important to foster the locals while reaching for the stars. .
|The one and only Dee Snider~ Twisted Sister #MusicBiz2014|
As someone that clearly working in the capitalization of music we hear ourselves and from our partners that funders would rather fund an app that steals IP your music than actually investing in it.
All of this is monitored via Bitcoin's underlying Protocol (it's been online for over three years and it's still the unexploited) This is done publicly via the proof of work via the Hash function and with total security via the blockcain which is best described by another blogger By Karen Webster, CEO, Market Platform Dynamics (@karenmpd)
"*. the blockchain – what many seem to think is the coolest invention of all time – makes it possible to have a public database that provides proof of ownership that doesn’t require a third party. The idea is that this cuts a lot of intermediaries out of the game.*" LinkSites like Mt Gox didn't have updated software and it no different than banking, credit card or other data programs not being updated and certainly no different than Target's recent breach. End of story
Think of getting into your car and from your personal device the dashboard starts to interoperate and exchange information and payments and your not even having to click a button.This happens in part on a new concept something I'm calling the Fluidity of Currency.
The hows and whys consumers of choose one song or artists overs will slowly start to emerge from the fans just interacting with entertainment. Nelson Jacobsen (@sonofnels) ....
Let's be clear being on a Major Label means it guaranteed distribution. The END....
|Nelson Jacobsen, Ron Spaulding & Jess Sarmiento #MusicBiz13la|
Sure there are some great things happening and efficiencies are being reached at the very high levels; however, the trickle up that is the music business is about to trickle out.
There's more than AmandaP out there and we're just a kickstarter campaign away from discovering the next million dollar AltaArtists
Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013I'll let that sink in for all of your digital only philosophers. Ed further reported that the vinyl is now
Thus solving the riddle of why CD players are still in most AutomobilesI'll also directly respond to Ed's question is streaming taking from Digital Sales. when we look at our statements from #AltaArtists from the various services the streaming payouts are in the 10s of dollars sometimes only cents. Yet the companies are now worth billions? Yes there is something very wrong here in Digital Denmark. BTW why wouldn't anyone expect that to be the case.