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A discussion area for music arts philosophy
« on: June 11, 2016, 05:21:30 pm »
After reading Mat Zo's (and countless other's) grumblings about the EDM scene and its pitfalls, I wonder if we could help ourselves by talking about what we can do to change our culture. The existence of this forum is a great start, but can we drive a conversation about our identity in the bigger picture of pulling EDM away from this gross corporate candy feeling?  I'd love to hear solutions from other producers. I think one thing I've noticed is lots of club promoters and bookers focus on FB follows more than unique and interesting talent. Some have started to figure out the error of that plan, but how do we find that line between trying to make a living in our work, and trying to be unreasonably famous?  One is more mature than the other.

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Re: A discussion area for music arts philosophy
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 01:32:31 pm »
you barely make money from productions cause people download illegally

but you have to try and get your tracks played by the bigger djs and on the bigger labels, on their radio shows etc

money comes from ticket sales and streaming, you can earn some money from sound design

its better to develop your craft as a producer and become great at what you do, dont go out and meet promoters, a lot of them aren't in this for the music, work on your craft!

hmm..it is very hard to change the culture, but the best thing you can do is to develop your sound and make the best music possible
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Re: A discussion area for music arts philosophy
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 03:35:52 pm »
money comes from ticket sales and streaming

No, it does not come from streaming. http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/06/03/artist-sales-equal-spotify-salary/

Streaming is crap for artists.
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