Blog Posts tagged connect with fans

Crowd-Sourced Artistic Patronage

By Paul Watson on .

There’s an interesting discussion going on at TechDirt about the evolving business model being used by musician Amanda Palmer. One commenter, Kevin Stapp, sums it up perfectly: The more I hear about ‘new business models’ for musicians the more I’m reminded of a very old business model:…

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A basic strategy for music in 5 steps

By Paul Watson on .

I was chatting to a good friend of mine yesterday about business strategies for her music.  She’s not planning on chart-topping super-stardom, she just wants to have a plan for getting her music out there and hopefully making some money on it. So, I thought I’d put together my ideas for…

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A Summary of Freeconomic Business Models

By Paul Watson on .

Building on Chris Anderson’s article Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business I wanted to try to summarise some of the freeconomics models that have been tried out so far (if I’ve missed any, please feel free to add them in the comments). For the purposes of this summary I’m ignoring products…

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The Future of Music - Radiohead & Left Hand Red

By Paul Watson on .

There’s been a lot of analysis about Radiohead‘s “pay what you think it’s worth” new album digital release at the tail end of last year. Much of the comment was positive – which I’m generally in agreement with because I think Radiohead made a good move. Most of the handful of detractors…

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