vinylverkäufe 2011

11. Januar 2012

hier gibt’s mal zahlen zur überall so gehypeten wiederauferstehung des vinyls … gerade bei radiohead und deren dann doch relativ medienpräsenten online-bestell-zwei-monate-vorher-mit-toller-zeitschrift-aktion hätte ich mehr erwartet!!

kurz und knapp 2006

7. April 2010

The music business is (not) dead…

Heute habe ich eine Werbe-Email von Al Dawson bekommen. Dieser arbeitet für Earache Records USA. Auf Earache Records sind u.a. Bring Me The Horizon, The Dillinger Escape Plan oder Carcass gesignt… Lange Rede, kurzer Sinn: Ich fand diese Email hatte etwas mit unserem „The Future of Music“-Thema zu tun. Also viel Spass beim Lesen.

The music business is dead…
I hear this a lot these days, so the question might be – the music business is dead – so why bother even trying???

Well I can tell you right now the music business is NOT DEAD and in fact now more than ever people are listening to music – especially in these crappy economic times people need their music esp good loud pissed off metal music!

Everyone and their dog knows that cd sales are down way down from what they used to be, before the advent of Napster and file sharing software.
That is a fact!!
But the bottom line is there are still bands out there selling 100’s of thousands of cds right now, still making a living from touring the world, selling t-shirts, getting songs on film soundtracks, getting songs on video games etc
See the thing is changes happen: new technologies come to play and some people get left behind and some people adapt with the times
Look at the film industry – When movies first came out they said it was a novelty that would not last, when TV first came out in the 1950s they said „are you nuts people get to watch movies on TV , for free? The movie industry would not last!!“
When VCRS first came out in the 1970s people said „wow VCRS are great- for $5 you can rent the latest movie, don’t have to stand in line, pay for popcorn you can pause the film at anytime, no one talking behind you etc „
Of course every main street had about 10 video rental libraries and some of the larger movie theaters closed but then people got bored staying indoors all the time and the movie theaters invented the multiplex, these days even blockbuster is struggling to stay in business and every little mom and pop video club is out of business  – I think last year the movie business had one of their biggest grossing years ever!
So my point is don’t count the music business out just yet – don’t be fooled into just settling on being a hobby band – there are PLENTY of bands out there making great money playing music professionally – why not your band?
Al Dawson
Earache Records erreicht ihr HIER .
BK , 30.06.2009

Found here Marrakesh Record

  • Music is hugely important to the age group. 60% of 16-24 year olds would rather go without sex than music for a week. This increases to 70% for 16-19 year olds.
  • Music consumption remains ubiquitous within the age group. 75% have watched a music video online in the last 3 months, 70% bought a CD, 62% listened to music on their mobile phone, 52% bought a music download and 45% played a music game on a games console.MP3 players are the most widely used device for listening to music (81% of the age group have used one in the past week), followed by the computer (80%), radio (71%), TV (68%), CD player (59%) and mobile phone (54%).
  • Radio is the most important medium for finding out about new bands/artists (67%). This is followed by friends’ recommendations (63%), and MTV and other music channels (49%). General interest, music magazines/newspapers and blogs achieve very low scores at 21%, 17% and 14% respectively.
  • You Tube has soared into pole position as the default website that this age group turn to for checking out new artists (38%). Myspace (and a band’s own website) come a distant joint second, each scoring 15%.
  • 70% of those who expressed a view do not feel guilty about downloading music for free from the internet.
    61% of the age group do not feel they should have to pay for the music they listen to. This is more marked amongst 15-19 year olds, of whom 69% do not feel they should have to pay.
  • The average price that respondents think is fair to pay for a CD album is just £6.58. For a download album the average drops to £3.91 and for a download single the average is 39p.
  • On average 43% of the music owned and enjoyed by the age group has not been paid for. This increases to 49% for 15-19 year olds.
  • If they were a big celebrity 42% of the age group would value respect for their music and creative freedom above all other factors. Money scores second at 20% and performing in front of massive audiences third at 14%.