The music industry is one of our favorite topics on the blog. It’s a topic that I have been researching and writing about ever since I got into the industry. I remember when I started out I was obsessed with the fact that all the producers I talked to were making more money than I was. I had no idea that this was a trend. I started to wonder if there was a reason behind the wealth gap.
Today’s music industry is so much more different than the one I grew up with. Today’s music industry is a world where artists are making a living in the digital world. In the early days of the digital revolution, the only way you could buy music was through a record store.
But not any more. Because the digital revolution has made it so cheap to sell digital music that the market is completely saturated with it. In fact, it’s hard to find a band that doesn’t have some kind of digital track in their repertoire. Most artists will have one or two songs on the radio that you can download and stream. Of course there are artists that do make it big on iTunes, but most of them are making a living off of streaming.
In short, the music industry is flooded with digital singles. The only way you can find real music is to go to a record store. In fact, most of the tracks on the radio are on digital singles. So many artists make it big on iTunes because the big-name artists are able to make a living off of streaming.
How many songs can you stream in a day? It’s easy to see how it’s a very lucrative business. In fact, it’s possible that in a day you could stream more than 20,000 songs. So there’s a huge market for artists. But all that money is being spent on the songs in the final songs, which is almost the opposite of streaming. It’s almost like digital singles are the only thing that people would actually want to purchase.
There is a huge market for digital singles, but the way the industry works is to use it as a tool for the artists to sell their music in a more organized way. The songs on digital singles are often created and sent to artists in the final songs. It’s all very confusing because the songs on digital singles are also on the artist’s albums, but the songs in the final songs are only the final songs.
The thing is, digital singles are a very efficient way for artists to get their music to fans. As it turns out, the majority of the songs on digital singles are actually the finished songs for digital singles. The songs that are sent (through intermediaries) to the artists are often not even the finished songs. Rather they are songs that were sent to artists in the final songs. The way artists are paid for albums is often through a percentage of sales of digital singles.
This goes back to the very core of what the music industry is all about. It’s all about the money. The artists do not have complete ownership of their music. They are only paid a percentage of sales of the finished songs. It is the artists’ job to sell their finished songs and get paid for it.
The way artists are paid is wrong. In fact it is the very definition of stealing. When an artist (or a publisher) is paid a percentage of downloads, whether the artist wrote the song or not, the artist is not in control of the song. The artist is only in control of how much money she can make from the sale of the song. The artist has no say in the music industry whatsoever. This is wrong. Artists should only get paid for the songs they write.
If you’re an artist or a publisher, you have a lot of power over your songs. You write the songs. You’re the copyright owner. If you don’t like what you get paid, you have the right to negotiate with the person who owns your music. For artists, this means putting in the hard work of writing the songs that you want to be sold.