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As we pointed out when this first was published http://bit.ly/dotmusicapplicants only DotMusic and Far Further applied for this domain to be a community domain the rest of the applicants have applied for this for private use. This is an important distinction and folks need to consider this when talking about who should end up as the register of .music
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Considering that distribution is a parasitical activity (unless P&D or an advance it involved)how can it be offered in a sustainable model free. Supplier=content must get paid, distributor=parasite gets paid from sales unless they just bill supplier for warehousing each month E or Retailer sells it to Fans. That pays for it. Someone has to pay for it let alone the website, code, hosting *.* Name one industry that has free distribution the only thing that comes close is spam. BTW don't look at mergers that are happening in real distribution and the emergence of the Clicks and Bricks distro solution that IOHO will be ubiquitous by the end of this year.
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LOL Has it really gotten down to releasing records via ballons. I would think that even the Majors could get at least 10% of their labels releases into stores. Hey Jack might want to ck ou out what the independent distributors are doing #justsayin
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"According to Nielsen Soundscan, it is the 15th week in a row where year-to-date album volume is greater than the prior year." www.narm.com Independent artists, bands and labels need to stop buying the line that physical sales are dead. I hear them say it everyday and meanwhile the Majors are continue to enjoy the majority of the store sales. Yet we know that consumers and fans will buy "new" or indie music when they are given the option. As the rest of the world is barely digital if at all and when US artists don't make physical releases how do they expect to be part of the global trade of entertainment. The trade numbers speak for themselves, The U.S. used to supply 80 percent of the worlds music or 36 bilion dollars worth of EXPORTS. The last trade numbers showed the us only exporting 2 billion. Meanwhile the world market for music grew by 2.7 percent. We are being tricked by the majors to entertain our economy to death and there is a very simple way to turn this around so that we're exporting (((Art not Arms))) http://BuyINDIEsupportLOCALS.org
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I believe we have pointed out a number of times that the various cloud services are not considering independents viewpoint. The fact that the deals that are out there online companies pay more to the majors then they do for the independents shows that these services believe music is a service. We happen to believe that some music is magic and it is worth as much if not more then the water poured over beans that folks believe is their life blood. Music is our life blood. BTW for any artists | bands | labels that is part of the Altavoz Family we'll be helping them protect their rights. This music is not yours or mine, it's a gift ( when done right ) and we need to compensate the creators of it. If you think this is a joke think about the fact that the we used to export tens of billions of dollars worth of cass, cd, dvd, tape and vinyl and those jobs are now being done overseas because the rest of the world (and 70 percent of the U.S.) still buy physical products. So when you do........make sure it's USMADEMUSIC www.buyindiesupportlocals.org
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What Apple and the Press fail to understand is that Independent's are the majority of new music producers. So if they want to have a bigger share of indies they'll have to start treating them as more then an after thought...... 53 precent is a JOKE and guess what someone is going to offer a real alternative to all the tripe that is coming out of Multi-National-Tax-Avoiding-Corporation that are the Majors. http://BuyIndieSupportLocals.org
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We also believe it time to recognize the value of US Made Music to the economic bottom line of the U.S. It important to getting the U.S. back to exporting Art not Bombs which will also improve our image and standing in the world. @altavozdistroco Has considered using clicks to help sell to bricks over the last 16 years; And we welcome Sean's growth in understanding that we have to all work together. When we do it's not just Win Win it's 4Wins... Let's Listen Together. http://BuyIndieSupportLocals.org
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And! who will be handing the needs of the Independent artists. The Majors aren't the sum total of the music producing population representing less then 20 precent of the recording artists. BTW if the RIAA only represents the Majors then we have a conflict of interest in their policing role as arbitrator of all things related to musicians and a new group must be established. Buy Indie Suport Locals
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Hence why~ We love Music Stores. Let's listen together and remember to Buy Indie Support Locals. A cloud service will work it just has to have the right karma behind it and a mulit_tenant DB #Justsayin
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While all of that is interesting if you want to have your products in these things called stores and be part of something we like to call the entertainment biz then consider IndependentEntertainmentDistribuiton.com Not that we don't like online our company has been online since 1995 and our legal cloud (downloads/streams) will help you go from clicks to bricks. We have to ask....Why not sell to both and considering that physical is still 70% of the money ~ it seems pretty silly to forgo it. btw name one download star with a Grammy.
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The Majors are going to get a deal it they don't have one already. However Independent that still are tryin to earn a living recording music and selling it won't get a deal are the ones that will get killed by some multi-national-corporations that are stealing the potential of earnings for them via these services. FYI the Major labels only account for 20 if not less of the musicians. And anyone that thinks music is a service is an asshole and doest have a clue what it take from the artist and it's label to make the magic happen. How about we come to your place of work and take all of your content and put it on the cloud and serve it to the world.
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This is only the tip of the musicburg............rest assured that others of us are working on this. As far as artist rights and royalties. Last time I checked these groups are making more then the creators of the product. How come the creators don't get paid when their music is played over the air waves. Under the reasons of the major lead effort it would stand that a radio station is streaming music and folks are stealing it over the airwaves for their personal enjoyment. So forget fair use There is a lawsuit that is making its way through the courts and the fan suing majors are trying to extract money from customers to make up for the fact that they have been the sole stopping force for downloads and streams and future of music today. They have too because once independent music is done bricks to clicks distro with socialmeida handling the marketing; Instead of the private MSN echo factory they fund they will have to adopt or die. Only folks that market are the ones that have no advocates. Now who is going to get advocates? Local bands or some group on a plane flying over your head on the way out of town will all your money to some place most of will never see other then on MTVVVVVVVV Buy local means Indie......and independent artist and at least this disto co wants to give you a music subscription and download (legally) instead of lawsuits & subpoena BTW we offered this back in 2000 as part of Windowsmedia.com roll out. So it's not new.
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We agree, and we are hopefully that artists|bands|labels that are part of the new music business take a look at what geo-centic data, custo manufacturing, overnight shipping, and good product is able to do today. The jobs are American the artist is American and it is enjoyed by Americans and the world and until the folks realize that the major labels are acting no different then any other multinational that sends jobs and profits overseas. You want to change this support independent artists bands labels they are the heart of America and someone can feel free to correct me on this forgotten facts. Entertainment was 40 percent of our exports. Who killed the jobs? So when you look around and see the mom & pop stores shutting down, your fav band is now working at a coffee shop and the former manufacture and packaging industry associated with the business turning their lights off. There is only one group in the corner with gobs of money and more lobbyist then you can shake a stick @ and they are laughin from a board rooms somewhere in evilvillle all the way to the bank. We love to say it http://TheMAJORSsuck.com FYI entertainment as a whole grew 2.3 percent last years, Someone made that money!
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The fact of the matter is the music business is not dead. The executives, media and digitaltards that started hypin the end of music distribution at the onramp of the "info super highway" forgot to ask the consumer what they wanted. I personally don't recall the fans or artists for that matter saying we want to only have music come digitally. Nope that was made by record executives. So the amazing stores, cd/dvd & vinyl record manufactures, and the artists that design the covers, liner notes and packaging and are all part of this thang we call the music business where cast to the four winds. Guess what the fans still want to experience music in all the ways our community offers. The last time I was on the NARM conference call for industry numbers we were all told according to soundscan digital is only in the upper 20 percent of goods sold. Physical PRODUCTS.................so why the MSM blackout. A few of y'all might want to check out this LA Times blog http://t.co/ScnBm52 to see what the winds just blew back into focus. Not to tell the media what to do! However stop telling the fans (both or our customers) how to buy music. IMHO if Bon Jovi want to really do something he can drop his major label deal, get one of his friends to run their label, and seek a distributor that will do bricks to clicks distro. This way the fan gets what they always wanted which is EVERYTHING and we make American jobs putting all these artists and suppliers back to work. FYI http://TheMajorsSuck.com
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