Ott
Q

I absolutely can't wait for your new album.

Here's a question: In general, what do you think of the music business?


Ott responded on 03/27/2012
A

I'm with Hunter S Thompson:

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

The revolution in music distribution which started at the beginning of this century has made a huge difference to the way the music business works. It has swept away a lot of the sharks and middle men and placed control back into the hands of people like me.

I can now make a record in my house and distribute it worldwide with virtually nothing between me and the people who want to buy it. I don't have to bribe a guy with a warehouse to physically load it onto trucks and send it to shops.
Suddenly it is possible for niche artists like me to make a living where it just wasn't before.

Look at Fanbridge - the medium we're using now. You can ask me a question and I can answer it an hour later. That's progress.


Finally:

http://www.negativland.com/albini.html

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