“I’d rather be raped by The Pirate Bay than shafted by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music.” Swedish artist Magnus Uggla, speaking of Spotify’s major label ownership and low payments He actually said something more emphatic than “shafted“, but this is a family blog. You get the idea. It’s in this graph courtesy of our friend Faza at […]
We’ve had a number of questions lately about how artists should look at aggregator deals and how to evaluate them. You would, of course, evaluate these deals the same way you would any other deal in the first instance–using break even analysis. This requires a little bit–a very little bit–of high school algebra, but you […]
Chris posted “One for You, Nineteen for Me: Is Kickstarter Money Taxable?” on the Semaphore Music blog. It’s a short explanation of tax issues with taking crowfunding money.
For the next few weeks, we’re going to post sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell which has been posted various places. If you are interested in getting a free copy of the article, write to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 1. This doesn’t constitute legal advice, or any […]