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Re: Regular Non obscure music
Oct 04, 2013, 15:27
IanB wrote:

I am probably not going to admire music more because the artists chose a particular route to distribute their work.


Nor would I, please don't miss the point. The point is there is a scene, an outlet, a distribution method, that has been doing okay for several years where experimental and riskier music has found a happy home. Its a far easier way to get noticed, meet like minded artists and audiences, than trying to play with national or niche music press. It's also an environment where it's easier to thrive, as you're not waiting on a ridiculous release schedule, you can move on and develop new work and new sounds as fast as you like.

However, a lot of dance/electronic related netlabel releases are 'phoned in'. It is no different to the normal commercial channels in that regard. YMMV. The point is they are hubs to find things, a lot easier than trawling through soundcloud or bandcamp accounts.

Also read up on how the CC licence actually works, because you have the wrong idea about it. CC works can still be used commercially and generate money for the artist if they want. Mostly thru licencing (soundtracks for promos etc), but there is nothing to stop anyone from also selling their CC work on physical CDs/Vinyls or whatever. Nor does it stop anyone for asking for donations (which quite often netlabels that use Bandcamp to host ask for). It does mean people are free to copy and distribute the work with your name on it, or not if you chose a non BY kind of licence.

Your maths regarding laptops and studio hire/recording is way off, but never mind. Also the benefit of being able to work when you like, with whoever you like, cannot be overrated.
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