MIDEM 2010 Roundup

Lots of meetings and panels, in mix with fresh air and fancy lunches and dinners didn’t let me report here each day of the event – hope you forgive me and enjoy reading this brief summary report from MIDEM 2010.

The Effects Of The Internet: Contract Giveaways

We’ve all seen your modern reality TV show: Pop Idol, X Factor, etc. etc. A collection of wannabe musicians gather together for the chance to become a star. Honestly, who wouldn’t take the chance if it was offered to them?

The Effects Of The Internet: “Making It”

While each and every musician has his or her own motives and influences behind the choice to pursue music, the ultimate end tends to be the same regardless of who you are. The dream of being signed and “making it” will typically be at the forefront of any musician’s mind.

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Are Music Videos Cheating?

You’re not going to make very much money in touring. Not when you’re first starting out. The peak money in touring is normally found about 20 years after breakout success, regardless of the era.

The Effects Of The Internet: Music Distribution

“In The Modern World, The Internet Is King.” This relates to much more than the piece that it was originally written for. The music business is one thing that definitely falls under the category of “recently influenced by the internet”.

Music And Money

Music is a business, which means that ultimately, no matter how much you wish it wouldn’t be, it all comes down to the money. Yes, it may bastardize pure art, but that hasn’t stopped record companies before and it won’t in the future. You’ve got to be proactive about what you want to do with your band if you want to avoid being taken advantage of in the future.