Hi all. In these times business model is changing: traditional music shops are decreasing in their benefits and now the artists use internet to promote their creations.
As the business is changing, DJs, producers and everybody should not ignore this. Thats why I think the actual way of selling music is limiting the expansion of their creations all over the world.
In my opinion, music should be free for consumers like us, who only want to listen our music at home. We dont take any profit or benefit just listening to it at home. Many people (me including), if we really like the song, we will pay for it, even though we can download it for free from any program P2P.
If an artist decide to distribute his music for free, it doesnt mean that he is going to make less money, i could say that he is going to make even more money, just because he really get a very very little amount of money for each album, but on the other hand people that havent heard to his music will do it, so that it will suppose that more people will pay for every session, concert, or merchandising products related to him so his popularity will be increased everywhere.
Resuming: We cannot get limited just by selling albums and we cant call criminal a person who want to listen to their favourite artist at home without paying before.
¿Have David Guetta and Garraud thought about it? I think it would be awesome and revolutionary. Many non proffesional producers or DJs could remix their track without any copyright restriction too.
PD: Did you know that the english group Arctic Monkeys distributed their songs for free on the net and then they became number 1 in UK?
Sorry for my English, im Spanish.
Creative Commons is a very interesting idea and it fits some works of art or literature very well.
It is also true that the rules of the music business are bound to change someday.
However, I think that things are little more complicated than that, and there is still no business infrastructure that allows you to really make a living from your music while releasing it all under the CC licence...
Very old and long debate
Thanks for your answer. I'd like that David personally answer this question. It would be interesting...
He wont for a while, his schedule is damn busy. But I'll say this, I am working on an infrastructure in Russia where Western DJs will come in continiously, like a cycling unit. Because nowadays CONCERTS is what gives the artist the true money. Even if you try and sell an album it wont work, at least DJ wise. Although DAVID has been very dynamic about the way he did things with F*** Me I'M FAMOUS and Guetta Blaster. He put himself as a class DJ WITH POP like concepts for CDs, and thats why it sold very well. However the money was made. And just simply avoiding that intake and going with CC is not something Guetta or Gerraud would do. This is their bread, and they still have to play 286 shows a year to make ends meet