Last edited by IanMathews; 09-21-2011 at 02:01 PM.
Or, why would someone pay for music to play everyday when they can go on Youtube and play it everyday for free?
There are many variables, but what it all breaks down is just something to do. You go to a concert to get out of the house.
Or, maybe your like me and go to a concert to support artists. I'll be the first to admit I do not buy CDs. I HATE CDs. But if I like the artist I will go to their show and maybe buy a shirt if I really like them.
Lets be honest here, the only reason CDs are still in existence (and largely losing relevance due to online music sharing) is to show people you have new music so they can be interested enough to come to your concert and buy merch.
Besides, as far as music goes, it's hard to beat a great live performance.
I am a professional rapper
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seems like MERCHANDISE SALES are just paying of the production costs / overhead of CD-DUPLICATION...
Nobody is giving away CDs anymore. At least not around here. Nobodies won't even give you their demo for free lol.Originally Posted by '[F_or_DEAF
But yes, basically the CD sales should (hopefully... lol) cover the production of the album and if there is a little left over for gas money and a pizza then they did good I imagine. In the hardcore scene it's weird.... there's literally like 3 or 4 producers that handle EVERYBODY. It's VERY different form the hip-hop world. It's essentially an oligopoly. These bands tour, then go to the studio where they write and record the album on the spot, usually for 2-3 weeks where they will LIVE at the producers house and do the album. After that back on the road. Rinse, Wash, Repeat.
One of the big guys is Joey Sturgis out in Indiana. There's a million videos of "studio updates" on youtube of bands recording at his place that you can look up if you want, but have a look at this discography. These labels sign bands and run them through like a car wash. Pretty good niche to be in if you're a producer though...
Joey Sturgis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A couple others are Erik Ron and Will Putney, but Joey is probably the most well known.
I am a professional rapper
a far as i know artist today get the majority of their money from live shows, not so much cd sales. or am i wrong ?
I think its just a cycle and each perspective of music plays hand in hand with the others. Shows do generate the majority of a bands/artists income, but no one goes to shows on a whim, they usually want to see a band they are familiar with. But to gain interest of fans, bands/artists release albums. to gain interest in the album, they release singles. So to say that no longer making albums makes sense does not make sense. Also, there are fans who may not be able to make it to shows so albums are the next best thing.
having an album to tour with is a great idea - having a collection of singles labled as an ep also works though so a career on singles isnt bad
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