Also - this from last night was epic!
Yoko Zuna & Bailey Wiley perform If I Move To Mars
Good piece. SONY sign, under develop and ruin most of their NZ artists careers. 1 in 10 artists they have worked with in the past 10 years have been successful. The rest trapped in a contract and receiving no attention. They should close the doors as they are unhealthy for the NZ music scene.
BABOOM launched Monday with a call to artists for content and we pretty much launched straight after beta that trusted artists were involved in. Since launch hundreds of independent artists have signed up on their own accord and dozens of labels such as Darla and BBE are testing BABOOM with key releases. On Friday EDM.COM signed up with 10,000 artists and 8.8 million followers and have started putting hundreds of releases live on their page.
Two aggregators, Symphonic Distribution and Forjj Digital who have thousands of artists and labels, are integrated on streaming a constant flow of releases into BABOOM. See their announcement: http://blog.symphonicdistribution.com/2015/08/baboom-integrated. We are in talks many other niche aggregators as well as aggregators who carry song catalogues in the 2 million plus zone.
The key with large catalogues is staying true to the new BABOOM model whilst integrating them. We won’t take a large catalogue for the sake of it. The artists still need control and direct daily payments and we must stay true to the BABOOM vision.
The Apple Music royalty pay out comparison to Spotify in the DMN article is flawed. The leaked Apple split is the master tape share only and they have compared that with the overall Spotify royalty share of master and copyright! Not to mention the gross verse net definitions which differ for both. Plus they are comparing the USA only versions of the contracts which is far more complex than any other territory (it gets interesting in NZ). Plus Apple & Spotify have different minimum payouts! It’s super confusing to compare them as the variables are massive. One thing that is for sure is that the indie labels & artists are not on the same playing field as the big boys which – SUX! Lets review this shinozzle when we have some statements to look at in 5 months!