"Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but.. I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass"
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) March 21, 2015
Joey Cook just became my favorite Idol tonight with that jazzy rendition of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”! :)
When was the last time we had a “moment” on this show?
Hmmmm, was it when we saw THIS?
If you are an artist with major marketing dollars behind you, then streaming may work out better for you in the long run, but if you are indie, like the vast majority of artists are, betting that you will continue to make money off someone playing a song of yours twenty years from now is a fool’s bet. A true fan will understand that streaming should enhance the sale, not replace it. This could be the sale of an album, a t-shirt or a concert ticket, but there should be some form of support. Unfortunately, having this understanding requires high moral fiber and an unusually acute awareness of how the record business is run. When I was coming up pre-internet, you had to own an album or two to consider yourself a fan of an artist. Now, someone will call themselves my biggest fan because they’ve seen one of my videos on YouTube for free. I can’t make this up, people come up to me all the time saying things like this.
Guess what I heard over the intercom while I was loading up on groceries in the midst of this frozen bitter cold winter? :)