How Will the Wolf Survive: Can Musicians Make a Living in the Streaming Era?

Whatever one may feel on the subject, this is the reality for musicians, and people who mix and produce music you like. Anyone earning a living in music will not argue with this, I feel. But some listeners may, as well as on-demand streaming service employees, board members, investors - now, I bet they aren’t in bands hoping to make some money from music because when they see, no, if they see their Spotify royalties they will not be happy. Truth is, add 15 years from now most music other than ultra ‘pop’ will only exists for a short moment, bands from a lot of genres just will not be able to sustain themselves to continue writing, releasing, and focusing on music.

Ultimately we can’t buy every band we sort of likes music, but we can buy the bands we really likes music. Then they maybe around in 15 years….

PS. If you were wondering, iTunes et al download royalty rate is actually very good. Accountability is really quite fine, and payment timely.

Boston skyline & #somec cold windy ride. #columbusmax

Boston skyline & #somec cold windy ride. #columbusmax

Sad loss of Jon Brookes today, and Rob Collins years ago….

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23682282

CX Racers! Battle Road is even more like a sand pit. Ride it, so fun and road bikes are ok.

CX Racers! Battle Road is even more like a sand pit. Ride it, so fun and road bikes are ok.

Royal H Cycles: STOLEN ROYAL H!

royalh:

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ALL POINTS BULLETIN! A royal h was stolen this very evening from a porch in Medford. I wanted to get the word out quickly, as it belongs to a good friend and is from the old days, the early days when friends like this helped me get my start building their frames. Easily identifiable- Columbus…

Exploring Whipple Hill woods. Tranquil moment…
#geekhousebikes #cuppow

Exploring Whipple Hill woods. Tranquil moment…
#geekhousebikes #cuppow

The woods were silent and peaceful. Plus sheltering me from a rainstorm! #pinarello #columbusmax

The woods were silent and peaceful. Plus sheltering me from a rainstorm! #pinarello #columbusmax

A new acquisition and build, Adri Van Der Poel’s 1993 Pinarello Mercatone Uno Team Bike. Made for the 1993 Spring Classics using Columbus Max tubing. Built with original Dura Ace 7410 group, used by pro Teams before it’s official release in 1994. It can clear 28c tires easily and with Mavic Classic Pros, rides fantastically on dirt and even in rougher woods. Van Der Poel won the Cyclocross World Chapionship later in the ’90s and was 5th in the 1993 Paris Roubaix.

laatsteronde:

I am driving from Boston to Portland, OR. I am currently in Billings Montana where a couple of hours ago my bikes (which were locked to the rack) were stolen. One is a 2011 Trek Fuel EX 8 in matte black size 15.5” with Mavic tubeless wheels and a Thomson Seatpost and shimano m540 pedals.

The other is my beloved Surly 1x1 in green size 15” with dirty dog skull stem, Chris King headset & single speed hubs lace to surly large marge rims custom painted red. The cranks and pedals are green. A “tommy cog” is bolted to the rear hub making it fixed gear.

PLEASE REPOST! Maybe someone in Montana has seen them and I can be reunited with the 2 things that bring me happiness.

Please message me with questions or advice about stolen bikes in the mid west.

A police report has been filed but my job in PDX starts soon so I must keep moving.

Thank you.