MusicDish e-Journal - June 24, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

MP3.com Ups D.A.M. CD Prices...
By Janet Fisher, Goodnight Kiss Music
(more articles from this author)
2001-02-28
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

I think it's quite interesting to see MP3.com (and other similar online entities) go through an evolution in trying to marry the true music industry. Since being made to account for former copyright uses, we see them struggle to find a way to survive (just as Indy and Major Labels, Acts and Publishers do).

But an observer might realize, that it's only been by creating Artist-as-CONSUMER driven sales platforms, that have made continuing survival possible ... sales from money provided by those same Indy Artists that were going to be helped so much more by the digital "labels" than the traditional record industry.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, just as long as all involved realize WHERE entities are making their money; is it from the writer/artist's actual work (song uses) or is it from advertising, by charging subscriber fees, "premium" services for writers, etc.?

It's true (just as in the regular "old" record industry) a few artists are making a nice income from their work. Enough to retire on? I'd love to see the stats, but I would bet that most "independent" artists aren't earning much.

And now, the platform that was initially going to be the most affordable way to deliver a CD is rising in cost. The prices are starting to sound more familiar. In a recent email, MP3.com writes that they will be changing the current D.A.M. CD Pricing Guidelines. (For those who don't know, a D.A.M. CD is a deliverable online-ordered CD. The "customer" orders it, and MP3.com makes them up as they are ordered.)

Formerly the Artist could price the CD(s) within a range of $5.99 to $15 per CD. Friday, February 16, it changed to $6.99 - $30.

If one was currently selling for $5.99 or $6, the D.A.M.CD will automatically be priced at $6.99.

If one did not agree to the new Pricing Guidelines, one was to delete one's CD before Thursday, February 15.

The email actually emphasized that Artists now have the ability to price their CDs as high as $30.00.

By the way... I've noticed ALL MP3 member choices are "take it or get out." That sounds sort of familiar, too... I can't wait to see what the rules are in the next couple of years.

I bet that that old record industry contract will look pretty good by comparison before this is all over (at least the good ones will...and there IS such a thing as a good contract, although sometimes you have to fight for it.)

Just my opinion, based on observation and experience, not to be taken as legal advice.


Home » News Beat » MP3.com Ups D.A.M. CD Prices...
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=3137
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

News Beat

» 13 Music Label Sold to MTN

» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records

» ASCAP Revenues Top $1.144 Billion In 2017

» BMG Appoints New Creative Directors In Nashville

» Live.me Launches Its First Live Musical Themed Content Series

News Beat Directory



» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Png Z

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance

» [2018-05-01] Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label; Their Debut Release, Firma Collective - Songs For Every Soul, Was Produced By Mgrdichian And Mixed By The Legendary Brian Reeves

» [2018-04-30] Pop Artist Ava King Releases New Single; Paris-born Ava King Decided To Move To Beijing Where She Wrote For One Of The Biggest Chinese Movie Production Companies, HuaYi Brothers

» [2018-04-27] NetEase Cloud Music Sign Distribution Partnership With B2 Music; Chinese Music Streaming Service To Release Billboard "Best Of Asia" Album Series
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Aretha Henry To Release Fourth Studio Album, Mrs. Jones

BWH Music Group Releases Hottest Album Of The Summer

Cinq Music Appoints Marcus Spence SVP Of A&R

Hybrid Studios Hosts Student Field Trip Day

Australian DJ Duo NERVO Enter Sports Arena With Unique Volleyball Partnership

2018 Summer Additions Come To Hybrid Studios

Plunky's "Love Makes Us Better" Video Is Cosmic Jazz-Funk



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships