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by Lunkhead
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

Yeah. I just hope that at some point the streaming services move to a more ethical payment model, maybe after the labels have realized they’ve screwed everyone over with this system that they fought for. Labels don't care about screwing everyone else. They are back to making money. So, problem solv...
by Lunkhead
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

I dunno what the answer is, but it sure as hell isn't demanding that people stay in an older mindset when they've already made it clear they'll just move on to other music instead. +++ Also if the streaming market were only independent companies like Spotify/etc., then I would say it actually would...
by Lunkhead
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Daniel Johnston :(
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: RIP Daniel Johnston :(

Very very sad too. :(
by Lunkhead
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Eddie Money
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: RIP Eddie Money

Aw man. That's sad. :( Rest in peace.
by Lunkhead
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)
Replies: 33
Views: 682

Re: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)

You probably already noticed but your song went up with the others. You _just_ barely made it. ;)
by Lunkhead
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

I still don't quite understand why things don't work that way. My hunch is it's the labels' fault but I have no actual inside info on it. We have all the data about exactly which songs spun how many times in any given time period so it's definitely not that it isn't technically feasible to pay that ...
by Lunkhead
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The Stars Are Melting! (Liquid Starshine Reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: The Stars Are Melting! (Liquid Starshine Reviews)

We haven't had this many songs in a fight since "Day of the Dead" nearly four years ago!
by Lunkhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Better than kryptonite (Pocket Full Of Bones prefight)
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Better than kryptonite (Pocket Full Of Bones prefight)

Pocket Full Of Bones
Due: Saturday, 09/21/19 9:59am PDT
yourbandname_pfob.mp3 sent to fightmaster@songfight.org
Subject: Pocket Full Of Bones
Body: (your band name)

It's a cloudy day in Metropolis.
by Lunkhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

But I'd still rather just pay for the music that I like I'm not sure I understand what you mean by that. Like go back to the mp3 store type model? Or go back to only buying CDs/vinyl and only directly from artists? Or do you mean change the way streaming services pay out royalties so at a listeners...
by Lunkhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

My initial reaction is that if an artist wants to advertise on a streaming service they should pay for an ad like any other company and keep their music off of it. At least on Pandora (and I think to varying degrees on Spotify and Apple) we have a feature called "artist audio messages" where an art...
by Lunkhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

The labels dictate the terms of what streaming services pay, and then, they largely decide how their payments get split and how much goes to artists. So, artist enemy #1 IMO is actually the labels. Secondly, streaming services cannot make profit paying the labels what they have to pay, and charging ...
by Lunkhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Artist interrupts new single with an ad

https://musically.com/2019/09/10/esthero-interrupts-streaming-royalties/ Esthero's new single as available on streaming services cuts off abruptly about 1.5 minutes in. She gets on the mic to tell listeners that she doesn't make any money off of the bad evil streaming services and that they should g...
by Lunkhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)
Replies: 33
Views: 682

Re: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)

ujnhunter wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Lunkhead wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:25 pm
ujnhunter wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:45 am
Late late... hoping that I won't be too late.
I don't think I see your entry in the inbox. Maybe try sending again?
Can you see me now?
Yep! Thanks.
by Lunkhead
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)
Replies: 33
Views: 682

Re: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)

ujnhunter wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:45 am
Late late... hoping that I won't be too late.
I don't think I see your entry in the inbox. Maybe try sending again?
by Lunkhead
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Concerts and Events
Topic: XOXO Fest 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: XOXO Fest 2019

I'm heading to Portland for this festival momentarily. If submit your song during the next few days and you don't get your reply email acknowledging your song was received, that's why. Whoo!
by Lunkhead
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Media
Replies: 34
Views: 774

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Media

Agreed, thanks so much for loaning out your camera and donating a lot of time to handling the videos!
by Lunkhead
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)
Replies: 33
Views: 682

Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)

Liquid Starshine
Due: Monday, 09/09/19 9:59am PDT
optional challenge: Three part harmony
yourbandname_ls.mp3 sent to fightmaster@songfight.org
Subject: Liquid Starshine
Body: (your band name)

Gulp gulp!
by Lunkhead
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: Loudness management

Spotify's FAQs on the subject for reference: https://artists.spotify.com/faq/mastering-and-loudness Turns out at playback time in mobile apps they apply a limiter when boosting softer tracks: Positive gain is applied to softer masters so that the loudness level is at ca - 14 dB LUFS. A limiter is al...