xiao wrote: ↑
Dec 15th, '17, 05:26
Crockett wrote: ↑
Dec 14th, '17, 16:54
Max is miles further than in 90's and his decisions for such huge company like Avex Trax can't be against overall business rules.
yep yep ～ I concur .. also of note this year Avex brought in Richard Blackstone (Google his background)
to split the management of Avex Group Holdings. Alongside founder Max he is co-director of Avex as of April 2017.
They could always publish Eurobeat over the internet .. but I gather it's just not profitable anymore to give the Italian studios money for new songs.
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I did some research last year on what it costs to typically make a song of any genre from scratch. Mind you it doesn't take anything but time .. but for the sake of business, let's just say a typical professional studio/producer/team charges around $1,000 USD and higher for a 3 to 5 minute song. That does not include rights, ie. the rights are still the studio's.
If you're a musician, you can charge for your music from zero to a billion dollars & beyond. Let's take the theoretical example that you want SinclaireStyle to make a 13 track Hyper Techno LP and release it over Bandcamp.com | I think it's fair to first meet-up in person with Bratt & talk business, secondly to give him all the time he wants w/ no deadline for when the project is due, lastly start the price @ $1,000 USD for a track, but if he needs more money then you need to comply or no album. 13 songs at a minimum of $1,000 USD a song - that's approx. $13,000 USD for executive producing this theoretical Hyper Techno LP, released over Bandcamp, w/ all the rights to the songs kept by SinclaireStyle. You get your music and everyone's happy！
That's about the most kickstarter way of getting a professional team to make an album w/o actually using Kickstarter Patreon Gofundme etc etc ..
Sounds too complicated？Well if you're a professional studio, with very real expenses like artists & equipment & electricity, you can make music for free .. or negotiate with a company like Avex. Avex isn't evil .. as a company they're just shrewd.
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But like I mentioned .. keep your hopes up！This isn't the death of Italian Eurobeat .. rather the birth of something new ～
It's difficult to calculate an exact amount because so many things have to be considered, but you're absolutely right that producing music on a high level costs money, be it just a wage for the artists (where you have the time thing already covered) or even use of equipment, rooms, etc. depending on the music you make.
That's why I don't get it when people say “music is just a hobby, not a profession” or “music should be free” (everything should be free but we live in capitalism and artists, too, need to survive in it), because if music would be just a hobby for everyone that's exactly also the quality we would get. Certain genres couldn't even exist like classical music for example.
I found something about that Blackstone guy
Despite the industry's struggles, Blackstone thinks the art form is thriving. More music is being recorded than ever before, "because you don't need a thousand dollars a day now to record in a studio." In fact, he said, "the enjoyment of music now is greater than ever. So what we have to figure out now is, is there a way to monetize that?"
Well, this is the problem, there is no appreciation for good quality music. If you just monetise the quantity that is being produced (which is already happening), music becomes interchangeable, boring, trivial, irrelevant. And artists don't earn enough to live from making music but there is a reseller industry that makes billions of $ from music. So if this guy thinks like that, of course there is no appreciation for Eurobeat and to him the SEB series is just a waste of money.