April 26, 2013

"Forget everything you once knew. Albums, cycles, they’re totally toast. An artist today is constantly creating..."

"... and constantly in the public eye. He doesn’t bitch that he can’t sell records, that the old model is broken, rather he explores the new avenues where money is available to be made. Piracy? Rip-offs? Imitation? That’s your greatest desire! Content ID will make it so you profit off all the imitators who cover your music! You don’t want to hold it close to the vest, you want to open it up to everybody. Which reminds me, ALWAYS SAY YES! You’re gonna get ripped-off anyway. If there are no barriers to piracy, let people do what they want. Your efforts are just fodder, starter material for others to bake their own bread. They’ll give you credit if you don’t antagonize them. And they’ll give you their money too. People like to pay those they believe in. Foster belief and you’ll get paid...."

5 comments:

Phil 3:14 said...

Mr. Lefsetz appreciates the link

edutcher said...

There's no such thing as bad publicity.

Bob_R said...

I get Lefsetz's newsletter. His overall batting average is around the Mendoza line. This is the one area where he is more consistently interesting. I'm not sure he's right. Unless he's a moron (not out of the question) I can't imagine that he's sure he's right. But he's making a serious attempt to make sense of the new environment.

eddie willers said...

The loss of The Album has relegated Pop Music back into the ticky tacky land from whence it came.

jr565 said...

This is just crap from the copy left.