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KAdministrator
(thunder ocean)
11/09/07 12:04 PM
Re: First you reel me out new [re: dice]  

In reply to:

anyone know why an unsigned artist would sell through them rather than just do it themselves?


I'd say the chances of a consumer actually finding their music on itunes are higher than if the artist only sells their music on their own website.

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Marquis
(wise like orangutan)
11/09/07 02:56 PM
5 years? Healthy white baby? What else you got? new [re: K]  

In reply to:

anyone know why an unsigned artist would sell through them rather than just do it themselves?
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I'd say the chances of a consumer actually finding their music on itunes are higher than if the artist only sells their music on their own website.


Well, Apple still owns the digital download market (75-85% market share), so I think there's still a sense that if your record isn't on iTunes it isn't anywhere. The general ease of use, no questions of compatibility, along with the hesitation people might feel at giving their credit card information to some digital download company they've never heard of - all are factors.

I don't necessarily agree that it is any easier to find something on iTunes than on a band website - the person still has to know the name of the band they're looking for, as Apple isn't about to start advertising unsigned talent, even provided they would put the record up in the first place.

There are a number of companies now that are doing "widgets," basically HTML codes which someone can put in a website, MySpace page, etc. which displays a small store through which someone can buy downloads. It's a pretty nifty idea in some ways - these companies take a bit of the sale to provide the back end without taking consumers away from the site they were on in the first place - but at this point they're struggling to stay afloat.

Regardless of where you're trying to sell your music, though, the trick remains making people aware that it exists.

That's genious and you're stupid.

dice
(every nation's refugee)
11/10/07 06:10 PM
Re: First you reel me out new [re: K]  

ok, say radiohead decides to sell their next album as a download only. how much do you suppose the band would get per download if they sold through itunes? let's say $5 on a $10 sale. if they instead sold via their own website they'd have to do only half the sales to make it worthwhile. i don't think that's much of a hurdle. and i don't think it would be difficult for a good number of artists either



Tennille
(electric tomato)
11/10/07 08:27 PM
Re: First you reel me out new [re: dice]  

I agree, I don't think it would be much of a hurdle either, but then again I don't know exactly how much artists get per sale on itunes. Plus, you have to keep in mind that itunes' price isn't the only factor in their success, also there is convenience. Of course if I really loved a band I would gladly go to their page and download their album, but I must admit if I hear of a new band the first thing I do is open itunes and if it is not there, I usually do not go hunting for it elsewhere.

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Claude
(sound & visions)
11/10/07 09:01 PM
Re: First you reel me out new [re: Tennille]  

If Radiohead can sell his new album at the minimum price of Ģ 0,45, I think it's a real good thing!

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Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
11/11/07 07:03 AM
Re: Radiohead set to destroy the music industry new [re: Marquis]  

They just did!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQWqEbFdoLI

Nice way to ruin a GREAT song.


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Halka
(absolute beginner )
11/11/07 08:43 AM
Re: Radiohead set to destroy the music industry new [re: Tristan]  

Havnīt heard the original, but Radioheads cover was just slow and rather tuneless, donīt like music thats not about music but rather only about expressing a feeling as simple as possible. But the original might be totally different?



Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
11/11/07 10:03 AM
Unravel new [re: Halka]  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujfdyTZ6BB4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80HmLlRB1TQ


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Claude
(sound & visions)
11/11/07 02:25 PM
Re: Unravel new [re: Tristan]  

The original version is simply fantastic!

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Sam_X
(crash course raver)
11/12/07 06:00 AM
Re: Radiohead set to destroy the music industry new [re: Tristan]  

In reply to:

Nice way to ruin a GREAT song.


You really are a freak. I love Unravel and this is just a simple cover, nowhere near "ruining" the original.

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