Sent Wed, Jan 13th 1999, 10:08
Hello Friends- I have started a mailing list, modern music, dedicated to the more intangible and theoretical, as well as important financial/copyright aspects of making, recording, promoting, and selling music in this incredible era, as, with the advent of the web, the old industrial model of distribution and marketing crumbles, and we can do an end-run, for a few years, anyway, around the stranglehold the megalithic [if this isn't a real word, i don't want to hear about it, okay? :) ] corporations and organized crime have on the music industry. Batz, Deno (if.then.else), and I batted around the idea of creating one big mailing list, combining my idea with Batz's list Independence, which focuses on the mechanics of distribution and other issues specifically for the small label. In the end, we decided to keep the lists smaller, more focused, and manageable. They have some great ideas in the works - look for some announcements from them shortly. modernmusic is dedicated to all facets and concerns of today's modern composer, recording artist, producer, record label, musician: web distribution, promotion, MP3 and related technologies and how they can be harnessed to our advantage ... piracy issues, copyright and royalty issues in this nascient distribution model ... resources (manufacturers, magazines - on and offline - other lists, websites, etc.) ... marketing and selling music that is neither exactly DJ nor radio friendly at present ... and music that is DJ & radio friendly, as well ... pitfalls of dealing with distributors, labels, and so on. Self-promotion is welcome. Spell-checking is encouraged. Anybody in a flamewar who writes a message containing three or more typos will be bounced from the list. However, the courteous exchange of ideas and information is the goal of modernmusic. Please join us. Yours on the infobahn to happy destiny, Knox Bronson Here are some useful email addresses (you can also find them on the mailing list page at the http://www.instrumentality.com site): firstname.lastname@example.org - Sends email to the list email@example.com - Sends email to the list owners firstname.lastname@example.org - Subscribe to the list through email email@example.com - Unsubscribe from the list firstname.lastname@example.org - Switch your subscription to normal email@example.com - Switch your subscription to digest Bio-Mechanical LoveBomb Vignettes: http://www.instrumentality.com Yoshi, the Premier Art-Pig of the Internet: http://www.yoshi-the-pig.com Coming soon: Bulbous Records, home of the NEW San Francisco Sound. If it's Bulbous, grab it!