What Every Modern Producer Can Learn From Mozart Often, when society encounters the work of an amazing artist or producer, the word talent gets whipped out quicker than the Amen break at a drum ‘n bass festival. But what is talent really? Have you ever wondered what music talent is? Are some of us just
Publishing CEO: There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters This was written by Kobalt Music CEO, Willard Ahdritz. Why should music, which is beloved by people in every culture, across every language and corner of the globe, be anything less than an economic powerhouse? Today, live ticket sales have hit an all-time high.
The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think In their many (justified) laments about the trajectory of their profession in the digital age, songwriters and musicians regularly assert that music has been “devalued.” Over the years they’ve pointed at two outstanding culprits. First, it was music piracy and the futility of “competing with free.” More recently
Artists these days are very concerned with budget. It’s not uncommon for an artist to have to provide all the financing. Labels are pretty defunct. If you happen to land on a cool indie label, they still may not cover recording/production costs. This means there’s an awareness one must have in the current record making environment.