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Music business matures: + new music + live gigs – piratery

Fedea takes back what many have been claiming, stating: music biz is actually growing but moving into live gigs.

The ones who are loosing $ are the old monopoly, that is the 4 major music labels, and, in Spain, the 600 musicians that gain 75% of SGAE’s incomes.

Internet comes with more music, and that is good – from 2004 to 2008, the nº of musicians grew from 1.142 to 1.360, and the nº of songs from 559 to 1.176. Also, free downloads are declining as they new models emerge, that being digital shops (iTunes) or streaming (Spotify).

And what about $? Cash is moving into concerts.

2004: 549 million euros for the music biz

– 405 million from CDs or digital downloads

– 144 million from live music

2007: 652 million.

2008 (crisis): 563 million

254.4 million from CDs or digital downloads

309.1 million from live music

Are you in the music industry? Are you noticing any favorable changes?


More 50’s cultural expression comin’ (see old post).

Imelda‘s Pop up music player here.

Que muhé!!

50’s are coming back I’m tellin‘ ya! (late 50’s)

Late 50’s music: U.S.’s Pop & Blues

1965 was the dawn of a big musical revolution: rock.

Basically two kinds of music lived together in the States, the shallow tender pop music produced in big studios, which youngsters were beginning to grow tired:

Bobby Goldsboro – Danny

And surf music:

The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run

This is a scary Pepsi commercial of the 50’s:

And “low society” Blues, which young brits were beginning to admire.

What is the Blues? Let Howlin’ Wolf explain…

Howlin’ Wolf – How Many More Years

John Lee Hooker – BOOM BOOM (1966)

Muddy Waters – Hoochie coochie man Newport (1960

I’ll continue to link musicians I listen from these ages for a while here.

More about John Lee Hooker:

Crawlin’ King Snake (Live) / Big legs tight skirt / Hobo Blues / I’m Bad Like Jesse James / John Lee Hooker with Muddy’s band

It almost seems like while in Great Britain the youngsters were perceiving all the grandeur of good music in american’s trash cans, white americans could not embrace black music because of all the politics it represented and prefered to remain focused in other things, in other thinking represented by the powerful and rich, as if being black and poor, even though if suffering, if no status or dignity with the rest of society, gave them certain kind of freedom, certain kind of liberty which enabled them to dance and sing better than the white, and laugh, but of course, a black american will always sing and dance and laugh better than a whitey.


Rock ‘n’ will be the next big thig. And the 50’s. You’ll see.

This song is 70ish but it’s cool.

The Music Post

If the center of a campaign is music, it will always be good. It is an art discipline which will always be lively (yes, even opera).

Recent campaigns involve Levi’s music contest UNFAMOUS, which will always give a good image, because maybe somebody will give us a special soundtrack for our moments. OPEN inscriptions:levis

Other campaigns involve CD-compilations, such as for the group Capuccino (remixed by DJ Pepe Link, including tracks heard in their locals ranging from Jazz, bosanova, pop, folk to soul).


Martin Solveig featuring Dragonette’s exclusive track, boys&girls, for Jean Paul Gaultier’s new parfum Madame:

Or DJ Tiesto for Armani.



Well I’m actually in Madrid until Monday…