Category / Copyright / Digital Distribution / Events / Interviews / Strategies
Upcoming topics in music, copyright & marketing at ContentSphere
Having conceptualised a good part of Berlin music conference all2gethernow’s discussion topics, I suddenly find myself with heaps of thoughts and content not published on ContentSphere. It just would be a shame to not make use of it. These topics are dealing with issues and they are raising questions. I contributed them to a2n because of their relevance in today’s music business.
Free Music Archive Hosts all2gethernow Compilation of Creative Commons Music
I told you, we soon would change the main host for the files – due to GEMA (Germany’s collecting society). Hosting the files myself would make my blog a shop – even if the download’s for free. Plus I would have to report the hosting to GEMA, despite the fact it’s all Creative Commons music. It’s crazy but it’s a fact. And here we are!
Why Jay Frank (FutureHit.DNA/CMT) Fails: It’s Longevity That Artists Need, Not Chart Success
Today I stumbled into Kyle Bylin’s interview with Jay Frank of Futurehit.DNA and CMT (a division of MTV Networks) at hypebot. You can download Jay’s new book “FutureHit.DNA – How The Digital Revolution Is Changing Top 10 Songs” for free on his site. There are some claims of his that I do not necessarily agree to in the way Jay puts it. It’s a bit of context that’s missing.
all2gethernow: Documentation is here.
Finally. Editing of videos, compiling all material and statements took more time than expected. But it’s – almost – done. Unfortunately, most statements are available in German only. Yet some of the sessions were held in English. One video I’m sure you will enjoy: Amanda Palmer live at Münze Berlin (almost 80 minutes).
Cellonaut: On Music Industry, Self-Marketing, Financing 2.0, and Free Content
Part 4 of the interview includes Wolfram Huschke’s answers concerning music industry, self-marketing as an artist, and the issues of financing 2.0. Aspects of the latter in particular are crowdsourcing and services like bandstocks.com.
Wolfram Huschke: Transcription of Interview, Pt. 1/5 (Music)
I wasn’t surprised at all to see Wolfram Huschke grab his Cello while I set up my MacBook. As you will see, he does not let the instrument go for one second during the interview. It doesn’t fit in terms of seriousness but I can’t help thinking of a ventriloquist with his puppet. They both are one. It is one voice that talks to you.
Cellonaut: Upcoming Projects and Online Experience
Today, it is the second and third part of my interview with Wolfram Huschke aka Cellonaut I present you with. We get to know about an interesting collaboration between Huschke and the Theatre of Trier’s ballet company. Also, it highlights the economic shortcomings of working within full band context if you are a solo artist.
Interview With a Cellonaut
Wolfram Huschke speaks out on his musical influences and talks about his instruments, mainly the E-Cellos. Another subject to be covered is that of composition.