Projects like Kickstarter are popular in this day-and-age to get a jump on films and even full length albums. Fans show support by purchasing a “pre-order”, they donate money, the project gets funded and when complete; the fan receives their copy. Pretty cool idea and I think a win/win for both sides.
What happens a lot though these days, is how much music and how easily music gets downloaded. You like your Artists and support them, true. But, how do Artists make money if their music isn’t being bought? Don’t get me wrong, sales are still made but with so many ways around buying; most find it convenient to just burn, borrow or illegally download. That’s just fact and sadly, a way of this generation. My nephew has a grip of songs on his iPod and I would put money that he’s never put out money to buy 5 of the songs on his playlist. It is what it is….
So Artists make money with YouTube views, touring and maybe radio spins. A lot goes into a much needed return but, that’s the chance all Artists take who choose to walk this path. With so much effort, time and money that goes into an Album, by the time it’s complete, the public gets a copy within seconds.
SO, I’d like to ask if you donated $5 (or so) to your favorite Artist, would that suffice the music you casually get? Would your donation to their studio, marketing, videos, promotions, etc be well spent? I guess if they’re talented and you’re a true fan – yes. So it’s a new way of thinking on how music & money is exchanged. Not a wild concept to grasp and could be a way to keep independent music alive.
Food for thought…..bon appetit!
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