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Billboard checks in with MTV as the network plots a course for the digital age. For more, go to billboardevents. I've worked at peer- music since early and to say that the job I trained for is slightly different from the one I have today would be a gross under- statement.
In four years Cyriak roeding wife sexual dysfunction seen labels merge, publishers merge. Latin music genres grow and fade, departments consol- idate and, most important, the birth of the digital music age. As the Latin creative director of an indie music publisher, one of my jobs is to sign and develop talent, as well as pitch artists to labels for record deals.
I understand music is subjective, but it's fair to assume that ifa reputable publish- ing company Cyriak roeding wife sexual dysfunction invested, in some cases a significantamount of money in this tal- ent, there must be something to it.
I don't know many bad songwriters who get pub- lishing deals. As an independent our best hope for the "big payoff" is to get to an artist early when costs are still manageable. Since we do not have a sister label, that scenario is effective only when we can pass the project along to a label that will in turn invest time and money "Cyriak roeding wife sexual dysfunction" get the music to the public.
It's a classic music indus- try scenario that for many years worked like clockwork. I'm fortunate that I work for a pub- lisher with a good track record for devel- oping talent. Juanes, Elefante and members of Molotov and Sin Bandera are all artists that were signed to peer at the earliest stages and remained for the high- est points of their careers.
One would think that labels would be calling us to see what we've got up our sleeve. R reps at Latin labels and the in- creasing level of fear to take risks, indie publishers are now more than ever tak- ing on the label's roll of developing an act from start to finish and even investing in the production a release-quality mas- ter see story, page IS.
We could license our master to a major label, but how much TLC will it give a master it doesn't own? We all know where it will end up on the major's list of priorities. What can a pub- lisher do after having invested time and money in an act that labels won't sign? Or worse yet, when they agree to sign the act but do nothing to promote it, subse- quently burying the release?
It's not al- ways intentional. Rapid staff changes alone can kill a project. I can tell you that from the perspective of the front lines, it doesn't ap- pear that our label part- ners are willing to support us in the way they have in the past. If we stand a chance at bringing new, edgy and groundbreaking acts to the music audi- ence, we're going to have to explore options of taking the DIY ap- proach. Does this mean publishers are the new labels?
I can't answer for every publisher, but for us it's looking like a bet- ter option every day since Latin labels seem less likely to take a risk on new tal- ent. If publishers have the ability to in- vest in masters and already control the publishing, we can be creative about pro- motional opportunities without needing a handf ul of clearances.
Most may view the demise of the CD and traditional re- tail as frightful, but I view it more opti- mistically and realize that we can create a new system on our own. With the advent of
Cyriak roeding wife sexual dysfunction sites as My- Space and YouTube, artists have access to the public like never before. They have the ability to establish a direct relation- ship with their fans. They can create a fan base on their own by giving them music to listen to, videos to watch and even directly selling them their music, essentially bypassing labels, TV and radio.
In the mainstream pop and rock world, we read in the trades all the time about bands that can do national tours packed with kids singing every word, without a single song in rotation on MTV or radio. How do they know about these bands? The idea that Latinos are not as lnternet-sawy is one that I do not buy into, and marketing to a Latin-pop audience can be done using the same system. All talent needs now is a partner with an open mind and money to invest.
Who better than a publisher to be that partner? The industry has a habit of making pub- lishers out to be the bad guys — impeding labels from making a profit, holding up progress in the digital music realm, being inflexible in rights negotiations. If it makes everyone feel better to make us the scapegoats, that's fine. While every- one points the finger, we'll move forward and, 1 predict, will be very successful in the process. I read Billboard's Turkish version every month.
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But a source with knowledge of the project says Reznor may very well perceive it all not as a mar- keting campaign, but as "a new entertainment form. It precedes the concept album and the tour. And it will con- tinue for the next 18 months, with peaks and valleys.
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Instead they argue that charg- ing companies for dedicated delivery pipes could prevent Internet traffic jams stemming from large data files such as movie and TV show downloads. Through advocacy groups like Hands Off the Internet they also argue via their Web site handsoff. Representatives for Hands Off the Internet declined a re- quest for comment. Net neutrality supporters, on the other hand Google. Yahoo and Ama- zon among themwant the Internet to remain as is, without traffic to Cyriak roeding wife sexual dysfunction from select Web sites receiving priority treat- ment.
Meanwhile, consumer advocacy groups like the Save the Internet. Billboard breaks down three aspects of the music business that could be af- fected by a lack of net neutrality. RETAIL One fear among Rock the Net support- ers is a potential negative impact on small retailers if larger stores are able to offer faster downloads and streams.
Six bills were in- troduced in Congress last year— three in the House and three in the Senate— addressing various aspects of net neutrality. So far this term, one bill has been reintroduced. Byron Dorgan, D- N.
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Commission chairman Kevin Martin says the FCC is not aware of any operator cur- rently blocking access to lawful online content.