[pp.int.general] Protest certain musicians?
pp at christian-hufgard.de
Thu Oct 29 11:19:01 CET 2009
David Arcos wrote:
> I don't understand that logic. (Using that reasoning, the radio should've
> killed the music decades ago)
Artists hat do fight a long time, until the received money for their music
being played in the radio...
> Currently the musicians get most of the money from concerts.
> Note that the
> benefits of the CDs are shared with the editor company, so the artists get
> <10% for each CD sold; while the money from the concerts goes directly to
> the artists.
I can give you only the figurs for germany, but here the receive about
15-20 percent. And I don't know where musicians play in your country, but
in germany the money is shared between the artists, the roadies (if the
have any), the guy who is caring for the mixer, the owner of the club they
are playing at, and money other people.
> Most people I know don't like to pay for CDs, but they go for concerts as
> much as they can.
That's from my point of view fair enought.
> The songs are produced to to be played in the concerts, and often used as
> advertising, right?
No. Songs are produced, because artists want to express something with
them. And recording them in a studio is a pretty different (and really
expensive) way of playing than live on stage.
> So it's a circle: the musician releases the songs, people listens to the
> songs (the artist gets famous) and goes to the concerts, so the musician
> gets paid and can compose and release more songs.
That works for only a very small range of artists. Others would like to
rely on cd sales. Why cannot you respect their wishes - or listen to free
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