Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Details to come... Party to follow...May 24, 2008

Click the following 3 words to Check my blog... there's a storm a brewing... and it's going to ROCK.

Be a part of it....



Not So Secret Event - May 24, 2008

So here's the thing. The Outlaw Gang, (Trevor Lane and Sean Claes), and Damien "Damn The Man" is going to be throwing an anti-industry concert. This one will be for the people who love music, by people who love music, and to benefit everyone.... Check the MySpace page below to get more information. Please join in... be a friend... and if you're in a band who can make it to the Tulsa, OK area on May 24, 2008.... maybe you can play!


http://www.myspace.com/backwoodsbash

More details to come as details are available...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Three Sixty Deals - New Future for Music Business??

Let's get down to the bottom line. The record business has changed. The manner in which royalties are distributed, deals are made, and bands signed to major labels is in a state flux at this time. I would argue that the availbility of information and contacts, as a result of the internet, and ability to market one's muic with mp3's have helped to create this situation.

It seems that record companies, which should be called CD or music companies, are no longer signing "new acts." Instead, they seem to be turning to indie labels and signing acts that have a track record of progress.

I would argue the impending new area for competition will be between indie labels, management companies, and the majors over the distribution and acquisition of 360 Deals (or all rights contracts) for more established acts. The reality is...... KEEP GRINDING because the indies are always looking, while the majors are not really signing new talent; and you have to be somewhat established and known to get into the REAL music business...... not the "underground."

For more information on how this blog came to be, please visit The Economist and the article, "A change of tune" at http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9443082.