14.10.2008 | survival strategies by david byrne

Monday, October 13, 2008

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Στα πλαίσια της συζήτησης για το ποιος δικαιούται να κερδοσκοπεί πάνω στις ιδέες, να ένα άρθρο του David Byrne στο wired γύρω απ' τα βάσανα του δημιουργού και τις επιλογές που έχει για να φτάσει η δουλειά του στο κοινό χωρίς κανείς να νιώθει κλεμμένος, δίχως να δίνεται αφορμή για τον κλεφτοπόλεμο που γίνεται για τα πνευματικά δικαιώματα.

Where there was one, now there are six: Six possible music distribution models, ranging from one in which the artist is pretty much hands-off to one where the artist does nearly everything. Not surprisingly, the more involved the artist is, the more he or she can often make per unit sold. The totally DIY model is certainly not for everyone — but that's the point. Now there's choice.

Στο ίδιο τεύχος (16.01.2008), και μια συζήτηση του Byrne με τον Thom Yorke για την πραγματική ουσία της μουσικής.

That's what major labels do, yeah. But it does us no good, because we don't cross over [to other fan bases]. The main thing was, there's all this bollocks [with the media]. We were trying to avoid that whole game of who gets in first with the reviews. These days there's so much paper to fill, or digital paper to fill, that whoever writes the first few things gets cut and pasted. Whoever gets their opinion in first has all that power. Especially for a band like ours, it's totally the luck of the draw whether that person is into us or not. It just seems wildly unfair, I think.

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