[_] UK ignores logic, backs 20-year music copyright extension
oliver at watershed.co.uk
Mon Dec 15 18:42:48 GMT 2008
On 15 Dec 2008, at 16:51, Amias Channer wrote: > nooooo , you are forgetting the suck it and see principle . you > have to > share it somehow to get the exposure . > > if people like what you do they will pay you. Course they will, course they will... > the whole choose your own > price thing is an example of this , yes i know its only really > working > with big artists who are household names at the moment but that is > changing. I can't quite see how it can change? The only reason big names can do it is that they have enough money already and don't have a mortgage payment due any day. > but with a system like last.fm you can get a lot of plays , if you are > good enough. I'm tempted to put some of my music up there and see how many it gets. About 3 as I test it, I suspect :) And you will need a *lot* of plays: if you only get a low number then you don't even get to a penny, according to their FAQ, so you'll need dozens if not hundreds of plays *every hour* to be able to make sensible money. Oliver.