Min kandidatuppsats “En fenomenologisk studie av tre singer-songwriters
upplevelser av kreativitet och komposition” finns nu online på Diva Portal.
Stockholms Universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur och estetik. 2018
As an example of the enormous decline in music creator earnings, a million-selling vinyl record or CD used to pay around $45,000 to the songwriter(s). Today, the same number of streams pays around about $35.00 – in reality very close to 100% less. In many cases these earnings are so small, it’s not uncommon to see them rounded down to zero by intermediaries.
We love technology and we love that our music can reach more people, and in more places than ever before. But no landlord will accept “kudos” as rent and no grocery store takes “exposure” as payment.
While a very tiny percentage of us can look to stadium gigs, t-shirt sales or endorsement deals to make up the enormous deficit, for the vast majority of music creators, our livelihood simply depends on being fairly paid for the use of our work – and that must include digital uses such as streaming.
I am happy to announce that I recently signed with dutch indie label VOLKOREN and “Water became wild” will be released in June 2015. There will be two different versions of the album. A digipack at Volkoren but also a limited deluxe edition at american label New Sensitive Materials (sisterlabel to Time Released Sound) Here is a peek at Colin Herricks beautiful work in progress:-) (Album has been mixed by legend John wood)
Birch and Meadows first album `Butterflies and graves´ has now been released! Buy a lovingly handmade edition at www.timereleasedsound.comDeluxe edition is 36 USD (SOLD OUT) and standard picture sleeve version is 14 USD.
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Bra Kläder Sanna Design is a small clothing company with a focus on
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