The political statement may be that the system is broken. And that the layers and layers of bureaucracy, and all the different gatekeepers that have been in the middle between musicians and music fans — well that goes away. Now, that doesn’t mean that this is the solution — this sort of voluntary tip jar model where everything’s available for free and people pay for it if they want to pay for it. That’s not a long-term, systematic solution for the challenges of how artists get paid in the future.
Why the Results Could be Underwhelming -- Or Even Harmful -- For Artists
Sunday, October 15, 2000
I thoroughly enjoyed my recent conversation with Matt Goyer, President
and CEO of Fairtunes.
I think it’s great to see individuals experimenting with different models
within the music industry. Their ideas have been met with much enthusiasm
in the fan community, and with much interest in the music industry. People
like the idea of paying artists directly, cutting out middle men, and
being absolved of their Napster guilt. read more
“I present my music on the net because it’s the busiest street in the world. I’d like people to stop and have a listen. If they want a copy for their own, fine, throw me a coin,” says songwriter and performer Jeff Coleman.
“I present my music on the net because it’s the busiest street in the world. I’d like people to stop and have a listen. If they want a copy for their own, fine, throw me a coin.”
I’m a songwriter and performer with a studio in my basement where I do recordings. Making music is an important part of my life. read more