David Byrne and the six models of music distribution

Thursday, 9 June, 2011

An extensive guide to succeeding in the music industry today, for both new and established recording artists, by former Talking Heads songwriter David Byrne.

Where there was one, now there are six: Six possible music distribution models, ranging from one in which the artist is pretty much hands-off to one where the artist does nearly everything. Not surprisingly, the more involved the artist is, the more he or she can often make per unit sold. The totally DIY model is certainly not for everyone – but that’s the point. Now there’s choice.

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