Time and time again I read how badly artists are doing right now with the lack of live performances by Corana. There are frightening figures circulating about the payout to our independent artists, some of whom are also in our Roon community for the love of music. Niche halt, where music seems devalued.
Undeniably, leading streaming services like Spotify have stopped the decline of the music industry. Independent artists and labels continue to lament the loss of their livelihoods. This article sheds light on the overall situation:
With the definition stands and falls the share that goes not only to the big three, but also the smaller labels or emerging distributors do not only make the artists happy and favorites change if the fairness is missing.
After making a major growth market more consumer-friendly, all market players in the music business should now be especially concerned with artist-friendly payouts.
Many of us use Bandcamp plus several music services to maintain your love of music. Qobuz also offers sales and Tidal wants to pay out up to €2 directly to artists. Certainly right decisions in the short term, but not after a general price reduction and an unfair distribution system that pays and promotes the big media show and not the many artists.
We need alternatives in the niche where we are. Whoever does not also manage to do that as a provider in a few years should lose in the market our regular payments. I think here regularly at least 30 to 50 € go into the pot to pay the artists, but it spills only a few Spotify-Apple-Amazon-Google-Deezer-Tidal-Qobuz water drops into the coffee pots of most artists. No one brews a warm cup of coffee from that in the winter.
I’m not sure if Bandcamp is really the better alternative for any artist in the long run, but at the moment it seems like if you’re still an emerging and not yet well known artist, get in touch here too and not just through Facebook or Twitter. Go different ways than the others and show yourself to your audience not only on stage but also here.
With huge marketing pots, intensively promoted releases are done for very few artists by the big major labels. We here are the niche that works differently. Those who read along in the community recognize this and use us as a community willing to pay. Music has a high value here. There are other reflections on the niche as well that might help artists as food for thought.
In the previous accounting system, the money to be distributed arrives at Abba, Adele & Co. Well-known artists gild your catalogs additionally for three-digit million amounts, so that the taxable profits of your distributors and current buyers do not explode and also there tax-reducing depreciations become possible.
This has nothing more to do with art and our love for music. I therefore think it is necessary that we get to know and appreciate the Bandcamp profiles not only of the customers but also of the artists in our community.
Of course, no one will start here by themselves unless there is a direct request.
I’ll make the start and hope that everyone in the community who is artistic on the road or wants to bring specific artists into closer focus now feels addressed.
I welcome Michael Dollan to our community with his Bandcamp profile.
After a little private exchange, he shall not only enjoy my attention.
What a symbolic image, maybe the artist himself can comment.