Today was the last day in uni before Christmas. I’ve been busy working on both the Global Perspectives project and the Networking Music project. Both of these are now coming together nicely. Over Christmas I will be continuing to develop these as well as working on my Philosophical Encounters essay. There will be plenty on all of this through December and into January! Merry Xmas all!
Things are starting to come together for the re-release of my band’s first EP. We have some ideas in mind for the slightly different type of gig we have planned – but more on that at a later date.
The physical copies are in the making…
Head on over to the Networking Music page to see a couple of design ideas for the CD’s.
Work has started on the final performance for Global Perspectives. There has been a lot of different ideas but after this week’s session we have thought of a way to bring it all together. The next few weeks will be focused on practising our piece and getting it perfected. Check back here for more updates soon!
I have uploaded some new songs to my Soundcloud page! Go check them out!
There has been plenty happening in this module. Take a look at the Global Perspectives page to see what’s been going on!
Head over to the Philosophical Encounters page to see my mid term brief now! Rhizomes, actual-virtual worlds and more!
Here is a link to a Prezi I made that gives an outline of what I aim to achieve by the end of the Networking Music module.
There may be certain little things that change as I work my way through it but this is the plan.
Today, we learnt about live event economies. A lot of people will already know that there’s been a reversal in the recorded music economy and the live music economy. For established acts, live music represents around 2/3 of their income. At the start of the 2000′s this was only 1/3. So, there has been a clear growth in performance opportunities. It was only in 2009 however that live music, making £1.54 billion, actually took over the recording industry which was making £1.36 billion.
Head over to the Networking Music page for more on this!
This week we continued to look at royalties and ways of generating and collecting money as a musician. We looked at different companies that help you as a musician collect all the money you should be getting. These companies include the PRS, MCPS and PPL.
To see what these companies are all about take a look on the Networking Music page!
This week we learnt about royalties. If there is one thing I have come to realise, it is that artists/musicians are often not getting the amount of money that they should. The main areas of income are sales, broadcast and live performance. Things have changed a lot in the past few decades. The model has switched: musicians used to make their money from sales of records and would go on tour to promote those records. Nowadays, it’s the touring that makes the money because the sales of records has decreased. Some artists focus on their merchandise because they know this is one of the main ways they can make some money. T-shirts, mugs, posters etc are becoming just as important as the actual music.
There is plenty more information on how this all works on the Networking Music page so take a look!