Big Music Still Helps Bands Go Global

“A growing number of rock star wannabes are launching online, using Internet buzz, free samples and cyberscouts to get their music heard.

“And while the traditional record deal remains the holy grail for up-and-coming acts, the Internet’s ability to build a fan base from scratch puts more power into artists’ hands and is changing the way many labels are doing business. On Monday, British group the Arctic Monkeys release their debut album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.” Hailed as one of the first to break out without the backing of a manager or label, the quartet’s high-octane record is widely tipped to top the charts.

“But underlining how hard it is to make it really big via the Web alone, the group signed up with independent label Domino Recording in June last year.”

Reuters. Can the Web Make A Rock Star Of Me? Jan. 20, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

01/24/2006 at 08:35

Posted in Web & Online

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