Friday, September 3, 2010

The untold history of the Record Business.

The New Music Business and what is, is a matter of which end of the food chain one is on.

When Mary Liles launched Altavoz Distribution back in 1994 she and the other mary pranksters* knew that bands that stayed together tend to tour and then possibly record a record and then what. To this day most dont undertand the then what. I believe we are going to have to go back a bit in time to understand how we got here today.

Tom Silverman at the closing ceremony of the New Music Seminar in NYC had a side of a the first record player and how it changed the way folks interacted with musicians and the music itself. Prior to that all music was either live or one looked at it on paper which is weird cuz their both music the notes on the page however they are different aspects of it. Anyone want to guess which end the music business has (until folks like Mary and many others that are unknown to most ) ruled the universe of music.

Well it when down like this. Back in NYC around 1891 this thing called the talky box appeared and it was all the rage. The thing about it was that it was not music it was just talk. A friend so John Phillip Sousa sent him a letter and said:

"Hey John how about you record some music from that great band you lead and send it up here.

So John assembled the Marine Corp band and had they recorded the March of El Dragon.  And,  it when down hill from there for Recording artists still to this day there do not get compensated when their music is aired over the radio.  See
Stay tuned for the next blog on the unknown history of the Record Business and how we're going to make not only right it will be the WIN WIN WIN WIN that is the hallmark of HelpEarth/AltavozDistribution