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Rational and Irrational Thoughts

I’m Rich I’m Rich I’m Rich I’m Rich I’m Rich I’m Rich

Have any musicians bothered to whine about Spotify royalties (or lack thereof)?  That’s right… $0.0047 dollars for a download.  I know, I know. I’m making it worse by letting people know where they can go and barely pay for music. SALES DATE PARTNER ARTIST ALBUM SONG PAYABLE Apr 15, 2012 Spotify Chris Fagan Lost Bohemia … Continue reading

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Funding the Arts: Still Less Expensive than Buying an Elected Official

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Jazz Masters Award, “the nation’s highest honor in jazz.” This lofty honor bestows the grand sum of $25,000 on each of the five recipients, embarrassingly low for the likes of Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette, two of this year’s five recipients. Incidently, … Continue reading

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Are Record Contracts Worth the Rolling Paper They Are Written On?

Hello Folks. The Economist gives us a wonderful article this week telling us of poverty-stricken record labels that can’t sign anything but a sure thing (with healthy, growing followings and robust merchandise sales) and laid-off A&R folks that have not been rehired back into the profession since the meteor hit the music business in 1999*. … Continue reading

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Avoiding Extinction vol. III: The New Tools of the Trade (stone tools now obsolete)

The new tools of the trade are both bewildering and useful. Bewildering in terms of the amount of time and bandwidth a person could spend creating profiles, initializing widgets, uploading media, analyzing stats and so on. Useful in terms of creating impressions (although who knows how deep or lasting) among the multitude of thrifty jazz … Continue reading