Thursday, October 7

The Times They Are A Changin'


In the ever changing landscape that is the new music business some still read the pages of the old rulebook while others have just thrown it out the window. There hasn't been a new set of rules laid down and it's not likely that there will be. The one thing we do know is that nothing is ever going to stop people from making and playing music. The thing we don't know is who is going to finance projects, who is going to make money from the projects or how they are going to do it.

On that note, a new serious player has been creeping into the scene recently and they seem to be about to make a solid commitment to become a patron of the rock and roll arts. That player is Converse sneakers who are now building a state of the art music studio in Williamsburg Brooklyn, heart of a lively DIY indie music community.

Check out details here in this recent article in the New York Times - HERE


6 comments:

sky.flying.by said...

you may want to take a look at the link there. bad format.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that link isn't working ... try this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/arts/music/10brand.html?_r=1

Jango Airplay said...

thanks for the heads up, link fixed

johnny moss said...

Hello fellow jango players, my question is : last week my popscore was just 9 and this week its 70, and i may have had just as many plays and as many new fans, so im trying to figure this all out and either my math is really shaky or there is a new kind of algebra in town , can someone help me here, jazzhammerforge , oh yeah my 2 new songs are just days away..

jibbsmcgee said...

intresting corporations already run the world now there going to run music...not interested, I'll fund my own projects and work and pay them off myself.

Anonymous said...

Amazingly the corporations have been in the background with the recording industry for many, many years. Seems that the public disclosure finally is now coming to the front behind the non-major label artist.
Remember sports figures get endorsements for their careers, movies get them for their projects, and so on. It's just now that the general public is being told the truth of the business world of product, marketing, & sales which recordings are, were, and always will be including live performances all work to gather income from the consumers, aka fans.
Music really is a business but for those who might have deep needs it can still remain a ego booster for an artist to gain the bright lights above their fans by hiding where their funding was obtained. We think it's better that the truth always outlasts the lie...doesn't it? Anyone with enough $ or family inheritance can buy anything which is not obtaining sponsorship that believes in making returns as most corporations have to at least work towards. YES...now we can get the other corporations to own up their investments into the arts openly. Even in the centuries of Kings & Queens (before the birth of the USA) invested in the arts and the artist lived off their appreciation. So tell us what is any different now when the Kings & Queens of corporations appreciate & support the arts to gain the high returns of doing this as well?