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Music is an element of art that has existed almost forever. There are over 1,264 of genres of music out in the world. Music has its way to bond with so many identities out there in the world. Below I will state some facts about music and what is the future of this industry. This is what this blog is about; to help people pay more attention to this art, movement, creation, whatever you want to call it, because it is around us but we do not seem to credit or acknowledge the fact that it is there we just accept it. Without music life would be boring.

How record labels are taking advantage of artists?

Many artists have been on the struggle of being ripped off by contracts and label companies and many other ways. This website will help you understand the basic info of how the music industry works and how artists get ripped off. This website also includes 3 way on how not to get ripped off if you are a musician. There is also a whole film made by a famous rock band “30 Seconds to Mars” that they documented the whole process of being screwed over by a label they signed and how they took action.

The Three Biggest Ways Musicians Get Ripped Off (and How to Avoid Them).” Lateral Action. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.

30secondstomars. “ARTIFACT – OFFICIAL TRAILER (Thirty Seconds To Mars Documentary).” YouTube. YouTube, 19 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 May 2016.

“Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats.”Billboard. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/1196982/artist-vs-label-from-petty-to-nelly-ten-infamous-music-industry-spats

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3DGZIfGmi3yLzg-tOQ6ig. “Record Contracts from Artifact.” YouTube. YouTube, 06 July 2014. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCAcRQIr-Vo

“The Three Biggest Ways Musicians Get Ripped Off (and How to Avoid Them).” Lateral Action. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://lateralaction.com/articles/music-business/

What do Records have to offer?

Everyone says that signing with a record is a mistake that most musicians make. However that is not always the case. Some record labels can really make the artist. Not all label deal screw artists over. They can really make your dreams come true if you sign with the right one. Here are some benefits that can bring to you if you sign with a label vs what an independent artist would get.

“See How Much Indie Artists Make vs. Label Artists.” ‘hypebot’ N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2010/10/see-how-much-indie-artists-make-vs-label-artists.html
“What Do Record Labels Still Have to Offer?” What Do Record Labels Still Have to Offer? N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://blog.sonicbids.com/what-do-record-labels-still-have-to-offer

Why artists should not leave Spotify.

A lot of Artists have been encountering problems with Spotify due to unfair payment lately. However Spotify explains to the artists how the payment method is distributed. Spotify also tries to renegotiated with their signings so that there are no problems encountered. The following links are arguments for why an Artist should not leave Spotify.

“Spotify Explained.” Spotify for Artists Spotify Explained Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.spotifyartists.com/spotify-explained/

“$2 Billion And Counting.” News. N.p., 11 Nov. 2014. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://news.spotify.com/us/2014/11/11/2-billion-and-counting/

Engel, Pamela. “Spotify To Taylor Swift: Would You Rather Have $6 Million Or Zilch?” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 11 Nov. 2014. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.businessinsider.com/spotify-ceo-defends-how-much-the-streaming-service-pays-artists-2014-11

“Have Any High Profile Musicians Come out in Support of Spotify?” – Quora. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://www.quora.com/Have-any-high-profile-musicians-come-out-in-support-of-Spotify
Why artists are leaving Spotify?

Spotify is a popular app used today by many around. You can listen to unlimited music. Spotify free has its benefits. But like most applications, you can access more features in the premium version. But now that you have somewhat on what this is. It seems that artists still face the same battle they do with record companies on getting paid fairly. Taylor Swift’s among with other artists want out of their contracts. On the other hand, musicians like Billy Bragg believe that it is a good way to get their album and work noticed.

Dredge, Stuart. “The Future of Music Sales Is Here. So How CAN the Artists Make It Pay?” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 15 Nov. 2014. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/nov/15/taylor-swift-music-spotify

German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said “without music life would be a mistake”

Why everyone should play an instrument?

hBesides the fact that It is a benefit for a student success in the long run, music can really help you become engaged with your weakness. You can improve a lot about personal things about yourself and bring benefits to yourself such as building confidence, releasing stress, and making you smarter. There are many websites that provide many fun facts about why you should play an instrument. Here are some of them.  

“Ten Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Play Musical Instrument.”SMA Article:. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.

http://www.shankarmahadevanacademy.com/blog/Ten-Reasons-Why-Everyone-Should-Learn-To-Play-Musical-Instrument/
“12 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Playing A Musical Instrument.”Pulptastic. N.p., 15 Feb. 2016. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://pulptastic.com/itll-help-you-serenade-too/
“18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument.” Effective Music Teaching. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.effectivemusicteaching.com/articles/directors/18-benefits-of-playing-a-musical-instrument/

Why Music in film is important?

Why is disneyland known as the happiest place on earth? Besides its characters, and themes, it still does not feel real if there were not any music. The same goes with films in emotional scenes. You can not connect with the character or be in the scene without some background music. Music in film is what really helps make a horror movie successful if the story sucks? Or any other movie. If a movie has good soundtrack it might distract the audience from how crappy the film is and not noticing it.

“Music Makes Movies.” Music Makes Movies. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.

http://www.centerdigitaled.com/artsandhumanities/Music-Makes-Movies.html

Music can affect your mood?

Studies have showed that music can infect change your mood; it can help you get pumped up before a sports game, or calm down into a peaceful mode to do your homework. It can get you all emotional in songs, movies, and places like disneyland, and make things more memorable or enjoyable. Not only that but it can change your current state of mood from happiness to sad and vice versa. The following links talk about how it can affect your mood, brain and even health.

“Does Music Influence Your Mood?” Does Music Influence Your Mood? N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.

http://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/does-music-influence-your-mood/

“18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument.” Effective Music Teaching. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.effectivemusicteaching.com/articles/directors/18-benefits-of-playing-a-musical-instrument/
“Is Playing a Musical Instrument Good for Your Health?” LiveScience. TechMedia Network, n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.livescience.com/40597-playing-musical-instrument-good-health.html

RIAA Rights

Since digital downloading came to be, Illegal downloading also came to us for free. The government made laws and consequences that you take each time you download illegally. Back In the early 2000s, the RIAA “tried” to blackmail people for downloading illegally for thousands of dollars if caught, regardless of social class. However that did not work out.

“RIAA v. The People: Five Years Later.” Electronic Frontier Foundation. N.p., 30 Sept. 2008. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://www.eff.org/wp/riaa-v-people-five-years-later

Illegal Downloading.

Mainly what this blog is about, which is to prevent illegal downloading from happening. The consumer mostly benefits from this but on the other side, the artist, and label suffers. A lot of people believe that paying for music is too much when its up to almost $2.00 per song. Which is why they do it, regardless of who it effects around them. Below are links I used to support my arguments for and against illegal downloading. As well as two of the biggest sites on the internet that people use to do it, and what an artist can do to regain money, when music is free.

“Think Twice before Illegally Downloading – Intellectual Property Companies Are Watching You.” USA TODAY College. N.p., 05 Mar. 2015. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://college.usatoday.com/2015/03/05/think-twice-before-illegally-downloading-intellectual-property-companies-are-watching-you/

“Seven Reasons Artists Shouldn’t Work for Free.” Dallas Observer. N.p., 21 Mar. 2014. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/seven-reasons-artists-shouldnt-work-for-free-7096407

“How to Make Money When Music Is Free.” Careers In Music Music Schools Colleges. N.p., 11 May 2015. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://www.careersinmusic.com/how-to-make-money-when-music-is-free/

“The Devastating Collapse of the Music Industry in One Chart.” TheStreet. N.p., 27 June 2014. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12758869/1/the-devastating-collapse-of-the-music-industry-in-one-chart.html

“The Future of the Music Industry | Articles | Digital.” Innovation Enterprise. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

 

https://channels.theinnovationenterprise.com/articles/175-the-future-of-the-music-industry

“The Pirate Bay.” Download Music, Movies, Games, Software! N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://thepiratebay.se/

.“A NEW OFFER FOR GROOVESHARK LISTENERS.” Grooveshark. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://www.scorebig.com/concert-tickets/grooveshark?a=grooveshark

Modiba. “WHY YOU SHOULD PAY FOR MUSIC.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 24 May 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/modiba/why-you-should-pay-for-mu_b_606430.html

“RIAA v. The People: Five Years Later.” Electronic Frontier Foundation. N.p., 30 Sept. 2008. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://www.eff.org/wp/riaa-v-people-five-years-later

Staff, TCU 360. “Consumers Not to Blame for Illegal Music Downloads.” TCU 360. N.p., 12 Apr. 2007. Web. 24 May 2016.

https://www.tcu360.com/story/consumers-not-to-blame-for-illegal-music-downloads-12289845/

 

 

 

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