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AV Rant #258: Shatner is an Ass

November 17th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you don’t listen after the music, you won’t hear us discuss our last topic. Soup to Nuts this week is a few gift suggestions (check the list below for links). How much do artists earn online? Liz and Tom dissect the article. Tom breaks down the new EMPtek speaker and sub offerings. Should you be excited? Star Trek versus Star Wars – Tom and Liz weigh in. A big thanks goes out to the HT Guys – not only are they HT guys, they are good guys. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley! To see our (mostly) complete collection of show videos, click here. Download Tom’s FREE ebook Bob Moore: No Hero which is pretty much available everywhere. You can also check out Tom’s new book, Bob Moore: Desperate Times on Amazon (and soon everywhere). Friend Tom and Liz on Google+ to join in on one of our hangouts.

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  1. jfalk
    November 17th, 2011 at 18:11 | #1

    You guys might become economists yet. Nice analysis of music royalties, with one problem; traditional record labels do a lot for their mmoney: they promote, they provide top-flight rewcording venues/equipment/people, etc. In additiom, they pay out advances which are never recouped on the vast majority of bands thast don’t go anywhere — so they take risks for which their share of revenues for successful artists is the reward. Bands like Radiohead can go out on their own when they’re discovered and have fukfikked thei contract obligations, but getting them to that point is what record companies do. No one has to sign with a label — the fact that they almost always do given the chance is what we economists call a revealed preference argument.

  2. jfalk
    November 17th, 2011 at 21:24 | #2

    Apologies for the typos… I tried to write that comment on my phone. Bad idea.

  3. December 1st, 2011 at 06:03 | #3

    J – I agree completely. Most of the money they spend is “wasted” in that they never see a return. Occasionally, they hit someone big and make it big and everyone cries foul.

    It’s the same in the publishing world as established authors are starting to self publish to make more money. It is misleading to some of the new authors to think they can make the same money without having first spent time at a publishing house.

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