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Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby TheHound » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:01 pm

It would seems that DAWs are about to reach their zenith. Other than upgrades here and there I don't see what more anyone would want other than loops and effects and maybe some really good defaults for mixing and mastering that can analyze the music and create the "perfect" mix.

Is it possible for Acoustica to get into streaming by creating a platform much like Soundcloud? I have some ideas on how to monetize it so that it would be wildly lucrative for Acoustica and very fair for artists. As most of us know mechanical sales are dying every year as are downloads. Most sales are in steaming but the artist is not getting much per play.

Streaming is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

ASCAP and BMI are becoming obsolete.

Artists will put their music on sites that pay them the most per play.

Artists will direct fans to sites that that pay them the best.

I'd like to share the details with some people at Acoustica.

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Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby Acoustica Eric » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:29 am

We had mixcraftlive.com for a while, but it was more like a myspace thing for musicians.
You'd be surprised at what new features could be added in future editions of Mixcraft :-)

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Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby mixyguy2 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:52 pm

TheHound wrote:It would seems that DAWs are about to reach their zenith. Other than upgrades here and there I don't see what more anyone would want other than loops and effects and maybe some really good defaults for mixing and mastering that can analyze the music and create the "perfect" mix.

Is it possible for Acoustica to get into streaming by creating a platform much like Soundcloud? I have some ideas on how to monetize it so that it would be wildly lucrative for Acoustica and very fair for artists. As most of us know mechanical sales are dying every year as are downloads. Most sales are in steaming but the artist is not getting much per play.

Streaming is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

ASCAP and BMI are becoming obsolete.

Artists will put their music on sites that pay them the most per play.

Artists will direct fans to sites that that pay them the best.

I'd like to share the details with some people at Acoustica.
I'm sorry but none of what you said is true, other than artists will do what serves them best. Downloads and even CDs (even LPs!) are still going strong (this surprised me too). So are PROs.

As for software getting as good as it can, I've heard this claim for many years about many products; it's rarely true.

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Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby TheHound » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:04 pm

mixyguy2 wrote:
TheHound wrote:It would seems that DAWs are about to reach their zenith. Other than upgrades here and there I don't see what more anyone would want other than loops and effects and maybe some really good defaults for mixing and mastering that can analyze the music and create the "perfect" mix.

Is it possible for Acoustica to get into streaming by creating a platform much like Soundcloud? I have some ideas on how to monetize it so that it would be wildly lucrative for Acoustica and very fair for artists. As most of us know mechanical sales are dying every year as are downloads. Most sales are in steaming but the artist is not getting much per play.

Streaming is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

ASCAP and BMI are becoming obsolete.

Artists will put their music on sites that pay them the most per play.

Artists will direct fans to sites that that pay them the best.

I'd like to share the details with some people at Acoustica.
I'm sorry but none of what you said is true, other than artists will do what serves them best. Downloads and even CDs (even LPs!) are still going strong (this surprised me too). So are PROs.

As for software getting as good as it can, I've heard this claim for many years about many products; it's rarely true.


As to DAW software going into something even more useful I'm sure there will be improvements and refinements that will cause most users to upgrade. There are features I would like to see and probably many many more I never thought about.

As to the music business. It is dying and revenues are in the toilet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/business/media/music-sales-remain-steady-but-lucrative-cd-sales-decline.html

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Streaming doesn't pay and pretty much most music sales are streaming. Add to that fact old music isn't going away, we have a glut of music and a lot of the older music is simple more appealing to even younger listeners.

I have a business model and platform in mind that can reward both artists and the streaming company while bypassing the PROs. BMI and ASCAP own the rights to every version of the Star Spangled banner. That's just wrong and they don't really stop theft e.g. Led Zeppelin and Kid Rock.

Would you put your music on a streaming site that pays you a up to 50% of the proceeds? Would you drive traffic to that site and to your music?

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Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:48 am

Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Give it a try here: http://acoustica.com/mixcraft/
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Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby mixyguy2 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:27 pm

TheHound wrote:As to the music business. It is dying and revenues are in the toilet.
From your link: "Revenue from music sales in the United States has hovered around $7 billion since 2010..."

I'd hardly call that dying or in the toilet. It's just shifted largely to streaming. It is sad. I pity kids today, frankly, when it comes to music for a wide variety of reasons.

Anyway, best of luck with your ideas!

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Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby TheHound » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:07 pm

mixyguy2 wrote:
TheHound wrote:As to the music business. It is dying and revenues are in the toilet.
From your link: "Revenue from music sales in the United States has hovered around $7 billion since 2010..."

I'd hardly call that dying or in the toilet. It's just shifted largely to streaming. It is sad. I pity kids today, frankly, when it comes to music for a wide variety of reasons.

Anyway, best of luck with your ideas!


Compared to what they were in the 90's and given inflation they are in the toilet.

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The kids coming up are getting screwed and it's mostly because of technology and the fact that not much new music is being played on terrestrial radio but then a lot of the new music is not very listenable and radio depends on listeners.

There are a lot of people still writing jazz, rock, blues, R&B, country, folk and pop but I haven't run across anything that knocks my socks off. I hear a lot of good technical playing but not much feel, creativity, or motive.

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Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

Postby TheHound » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:41 pm

Acoustica Eric wrote:We had mixcraftlive.com for a while, but it was more like a myspace thing for musicians.
You'd be surprised at what new features could be added in future editions of Mixcraft :-)


I would think that a music only site divided loosely into genres with an old style radio feel would fly. If it had an embeddable player the site could grow almost exponentially. Artists would like it, listeners would like it and advertisers would like it because they would pay per impression.


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