Music Industry

Are you an artist who wants control over special for your fans? Check out Vault

James Blake, the English musician, has been very outspoken about the current economics of the music industry, specifically about how streaming payouts work. He makes a lot of very good points, too.

He tweeted this: “Streaming services don’t pay properly, labels want a bigger cut than ever and just sit and wait for you to go viral, TikTok doesn’t pay properly, and touring is getting prohibitively expensive for most artists.”

Taking matters into his own hands, Blake has created Vault, a site that allows musicians to “drop music on your own terms.” That means getting fans to subcribe to an artist to receive unlreased music from their “vault.” At this point, the cost is U$5 a month. For that, the fan gets three unreleased songs. Some negotiation will be needed with the labels to which participating are signed.

James can make explain it better.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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