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This is the typical breakdown showing how much income musicians can expect from selling a CD. It’s pretty scary, and the story gets worse when you look at figures from streaming websites such as Spotify, or sales from iTunes.
The average royalty paid out by Spotify to an artist is $0.006 per stream. That may add up for Bruno Mars or Rihanna, whose music is featured on the Top Lists on the home page. But it’s definitely not enough for any other musician to make a living from!
What’s worse, is the Australian radio broadcasting industry makes over $500million per year – but record labels only see around 0.05% of this revenue. From that tiny percentage, the labels then pass on a smaller percentage to artists. This is great for artists like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry – because FM radio stations absolutely smash their songs. But how about the local Aussie acts who barely get played? They can forget about making any significant revenue from radio, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora or even the old-fashioned way of selling CDs.
It’s a sad thought because the writers, singers, guitarist, drummers and producers who spend countless hours perfecting their craft are being robbed of what’s rightfully theirs. Does Spotify really deserve over 99% of revenue generated by each song? Surely no one could agree the streaming service is worthy of such a gigantic cut!
Nowadays, the main source of income for a musician is touring. It’s a hard slog organising tours, securing venues, paying for advertising, paying for flights and accommodation, scoring interviews for promotion, creating the merchandise and rehearsing for hours and hours on end! So PLEASE if you love a band, why not head down to the local pub next time they’re in town? Not only will you have the chance to watch an amazing show, but you’ll be supporting the artists who have written your favourite songs!
The music industry is one of the oldest in the world, and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without it! But we have to support our favourite artists in this changing industry, because slowly but surely, the industry is being monopolised. Don’t get me wrong – I find Taylor Swift’s songs catchy as all hell, and sing along to them in the car! But I’ve given smaller acts a chance, and their lyrics resonate with me in exactly the same way. Their vocalists are just as talented, their production just as flawless and their creativity and artistry is even more inspiring than what I could ever find in the Top 10 list on iTunes.
Music is beautiful and means something different to everyone. It’s not the easiest job to write music – making your innermost thoughts and feelings available to the world! (and then making them available to download on iTunes worldwide!) So let’s keep good music alive and give the talented artists out there an opportunity to create it!!!
That was my little rant for the day! haha
Love always and always (and thank you for your support guys – means the absolute WORLD to me!!!)
Eden ❤ ❤ ❤
These artist depictions of the 12 Zodiac signs are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Dark and other-worldly, artist Damon Hellandbrand has created a whole new set of mythological creatures straight from your nightmares!
I always read and believe my daily horoscope and continually freak out about its accuracy! But the one thing that always disappoints me is the depictions of the zodiac signs. I’m an Aries (the ram) which isn’t exactly the most inspiring creature!
Now, we have these incredible drawings to represent us – how bad ass! I think they definitely portray everyone’s inner strength and show that we all have powerful and ancient forces within us 🙂 Let me know what you think of yours!!!
(Images found via The Mind Unleashed)
I’m verging on being a quarter of a century old – not the best feeling in the world! But at least this Buzzfeed article makes the situation a little better! It’s a great concept – quarter-century-crisis OR quarter-century-celebration?
The things we fear are always the things we don’t know. And that in itself is deserving of a little excitement. Enjoy xx
Full article here.
I don’t mean to sound materialistic, but sometimes all you need is a little surprise gift to lift your spirits 😉
This happened to me today when I received a STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS handmade necklace from Australian designer Duchess Jewellery.
I was having such a bad week – having split my lip a few days earlier in a really bad fall (insert sooky lala face!) But having something new to touch, hold, wear & get inspired from was definitely the thing that lifted my mood.
Duchess, the owner of the company, crafts each piece uniquely so they’re one of a kind! She puts so much love and effort into the jewellery. Who wouldn’t prefer that over buying mass produced, department store stuff?!
I really love supporting such creative local talent. Duchess is from Townsville in north Queensland, but she’s happy to ship anywhere in Australia. Check her designs out @ www.duchessjewellery.net and @duchess_jewellery on instagram.
Lots of love!! ❤ ❤ ❤
(ps lip is almost healed, yay!!)
Even though my recent trip to Sydney was SO much fun, I still love my hometown Melbourne more than any other city! So when I stumbled across this Buzzfeed article, it literally made my day 🙂
Melbourne always tops international polls for “Most Livable City” and recently “Friendliest City in the World” and that’s what we’re known for. But some of the pics below spark some healthy comical debate!
We are a great bunch – so while the list may point out some of our flaws, there really is nowhere I’d rather be ❤
See the full list at http://www.buzzfeed.com/simoncrerar/why-melbourne-is-the-worlds-most-liveable-city
Love ya!!! xx
London-born makeup artist Laura Jenkinson uses her face as a 3D canvas… I can’t believe how artistic & talented some people are!! Love it!!
Follow her on instagram: @laurajenkinson ❤ ❤ ❤
On a side note, I think I’ve figured out the direction of this blog – just things I love hahaha.
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