For those of you who might have missed the links that were embedded in my recent article entitled “Giving It Away: How Free Music Makes More Than Sense”, here they are on their own. Don’t trust me, don’t trust anyone. Do your own research and let the data speak for itself. And keep the conversations going. These matters are worth our deliberation.
A great article/video with artists, managers, and experts on the advantages of “direct-to-fan” connections and transactions:
Several articles showing actual artist income from various sources, helpful in deciding how/where you want to buy an artist’s music:
Several articles on the detrimental effect of Spotify/streaming on album sales and the general health of independent musicians:
An insightful and sympathetic article by musician Zoe Keating on Spotify vs iTunes vs. “direct-to-fan” connections:
The business I started, seeking to help artists find and meaningfully connect with their fans by trading free music for information and viral promotion: