The Internet Killed The Studio Star

Is the title I would have chosen for this article, which discusses the music industry (and other “creative” industries) in the post internet world.

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  1. Wow, fantastic insights. I wish I had time to write a book on the topic of art through the ages. Some of my view points:

    1) The stats aren’t focused on the many more people who are using creative work to *supplement* their main income. This is important because of the new long tail…

    2) The author didn’t focus on the long tail as much as it deserves, imo (in the top gainers of concert monies). The long tail is far longer now in all aspects. Democratization has led to many things, from Robin Hood stealing from Lars and giving to the poor (let’s say a Minus The Bear kind of band), to a proliferation of more artists.

    3) Too bad I was a Brian Wilson.

    4) The book stats are a bit misleading for a number of reasons.

    5) This is very true: “Recorded music, then, becomes a kind of marketing expense for the main event of live shows.”

    5) This is very true: “The new environment may well select for artists who are particularly adept at inventing new career paths rather than single-¬≠mindedly focusing on their craft.”

    6) If we go further back in context, this topic is more fascinating. How much money did Mozart make on CD sales?

    I really wish I had more time in a day.

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