Q4: Short term: It'll be up to individual artists or fans to come up with ideas. Longer term: it might include looking again at payment rates for streaming music. #JandoliChat— Carole McNall (@carolemcnall) May 12, 2020
This times a million. Buy merch, buy albums, buy songs. See if they're on Patreon and if so, support them there. See if they've got a digital tip jar on PayPal or Venmo and tip them there.— Amber Healy (@AmberMHealy) May 12, 2020
Ah, but it might be tough to change the "I stream, not buy, music" idea … at least judging by the strange looks I get when I mention buying music..#JandoliChat— Carole McNall (@carolemcnall) May 12, 2020
Q4. On generating income: One musician I follow will write an original song, based on the buyer's input. It's not cheap — somewhere around $1000 — but the songwriter is so good, it's worth the price. #JandoliChat https://t.co/snWj514AKt— David K. (@redleader57) May 12, 2020
A4. Most musicians I follow are north of age 50. So when they manage to stream a mini-concert on Facebook Live, I make a donation via https://t.co/G4hFRytOZy or similar. I'm a big @tomchapinmusic fan, and support him via monthly Patreon. #JandoliChat https://t.co/OsSSFfWtSg— David K. (@redleader57) May 12, 2020
I echo all of these, especially buying directly from artists whenever you can. Every first Friday of the month, @Bandcamp waives its revenue shares, meaning 100% of sales go to the artists. More info here: https://t.co/nxUpqJ97hd #JandoliChat— Patrick Hosken (@patrickhosken) May 12, 2020
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- What do you foresee for live concerts in the future?
- Has the pandemic given you an opportunity to listen to something new?
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