February 19, 2013

Moby is right.

moby

“Trying to make a living out of monetizing digital creativity is like building a hotel on quicksand”.

“No matter what you do, the base is always going to be changing.

…so every aspect of the digital revolution.. the way the art is produced, the way its consumed, the way its sold, the way its carried, every aspect of it changes every six months.”

“Blogging & twittering.. tweeting? I do it because I like communicating. As long as people make music that affects people emotionally, I think people it’ll be okay”.

“I’ve had so many conversations about the digital revolution.. new digital deliveries streams.. propriety this.. increasing revenue streams.. when they talk future of record company they talk about new marketing strategies.. I’ve never once heard someone say the future of the music business being making better records. no one has ever mentioned that. They talk about the digital side. Why don’t you sign interesting artists and make interesting music? People in the marketing business just look confused.

People in general are willing to pay for art and culture they truly love.

I was having a conversation 6 or 7 years ago with Paul Frank (I didn’t actually know there was a Paul Frank, I thought it was a made-up name). He and I were talking and he said something that was so smart and this was the future of creative expression. He said that when they started Paul Frank they had one idea: make something for your friends.

If you’re a musician and your friends don’t like it. No one’s going to like it.”

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