THIS IS AWESOME NEWS
I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is “how do we make people pay for music”“.
What if we started asking, ‘How do we let people pay for music?’
Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls just gets it.
"At the beginning of the digital revolution it was a common theme to say digital is killing music. Well, the reality is, digital is saving music. I absolutely believe that this marks the start of a global growth story. The industry has every reason to be optimistic about its future."
At the beginning of April when Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” debuted, I consulted with my sound engineer friend, who is a devout fan of pop music, to see what he thought of the song that seemed poised to capture the ‘Summer Anthem’ position at that point in time. This was his response:
Your music is mass-manufactured just for you!