Kill The Record Industry
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Kill The Record Industry
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Scooped by Pierre Priot! Raises $1.2M To Help Artists Make Money By Selling Instant Live Recordings | TechCrunch Raises $1.2M To Help Artists Make Money By Selling Instant Live Recordings | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry |
Anyone who's ever aspired to be a professional musician (my 12-year-old self included) knows that it's a tough lifestyle with little guarantee of financial security.
Pierre Priot's insight:

I remember the Pixies doing this 10 years ago on their reunion tour.

Matthew Dorsky's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:02 PM has created an app that allows artists to record their live performances and sell it seconds after the show has ended. will take the recording from the soundboard, convert it into analog, then covert it into digital and metadata all in real time. 


Pro's: This allows a lot of indie bands that want to do it themselves bring in more income. It allows fans to instantly download the bands live performance seconds after the show has ended, as well as, support them. The indie bands don't have to pay for expensive equipment to record live performances.


Con's: The bands only gets a certain percentage of the income. People are starting to move away from studio recordings therefore making work for studios decline. 

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African bootleg MP3 street-market

African bootleg MP3 street-market | Kill The Record Industry |
This is no amateur operation. Every computer trails a variety inputs: USB multipliers, memory card receivers, and microSD adapters. A virus scan is initiated on each new connection. Each PC is running some version of a copy utility to facilitate the process. The price is a standard 40 ougiya per song, about $0.14; like every market, discounts are available for bulk purchases. The music on the computers is dictated by the owners. Hassaniya music is most often carried by young Maurs, Senegalese Mbalax and folk by Pulaar and Wolof kids. While I’m searching for Hausa film music, I’m directed to the sole Hausa man in the market, a vendor from Niamey. I sit with the vendors, scrolling through the songs on VLC, selecting with a nod or a pass, the files copied to a folder, tallied, and transferred to my USB.
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