Todays compatible quotes aree very good. I won’t steal Doug’s thunder by copying them here, but I will encourage you to head over to Rifftides and read them.
This All About Jazz article, The Impact of the Global Digital Music Economy on the Music Business Paradigm, has some interesting looks at the new music biz. One point he makes about digital distribution is accountability to the artist.
Today, it is literally impossible to verify or truly audit these types of B2B transactions. Artists must “take the word” of the intermediary digital distributor business where sales figures and earnings are concerned.
This really isn’t that different than the old days of a label reporting how many albums they sold, as opposed to how many “broke” or were returned or whatever.
The article has some other better points. i agree with his basic premise that the new music biz is all about artist empowerment and artist control of production and distribution.
Since words (or even audio) alone cannot convey the intensity of a Cecil Taylor performance, below is a clip of Taylor performing before the cameras of Ron Mann for his documentary Imagine the Sound in 1980. It’s irrefuteable evidence that, love it or hate it, there is nothing quite like the music of Cecil Taylor.
I heard QMR Plus tonight at The Green Room in Covington. They were slammin’. It was free improv/groove stuff and they had the pretty ladies dancing to squealing saxophone over grooves in 7 and 11. It was something to hear…and see.
Another interesting use for Creative Commons.