Blog Posts tagged music

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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Freeconomics and McFly

By Paul Watson on .

Freeconomics took another step into the mainstream this week, as Multiplatinum-selling pop group McFly announced they would be giving away their new CD with The Mail On Sunday on July 20th. Now, in terms of brands that combination is enough to make me vomit (I hate McFly and I hate the Daily Mail/Mail…

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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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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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