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Soundcloud end of major record label dominance?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by anything I don't mind, 28 Aug 2014.

  1. anything I don't mind


    Joined: 28 Dec 2009

    Posts: 13,052

    Location: london

    Soundcloud.com has realy stepped up and is now offering an amazing selection of music across all genre without any sign up required and without any record labels. Is this a final game changer for the music industry?
  2. OhEsEcks


    Joined: 24 Mar 2012

    Posts: 7,051

    Location: Ulster

    Soundcloud is predominantly used by electronic artists who have never been much into big labels, instead preferring small independent labels or self releasing.

    Artists in other genres and styles I find tend to use Bandcamp.

    At the end of the day though, if an artist takes off, they're going to have to find someone to invest in them for advertising, marketing and pressing their vinyls / cds. Because none of that is cheap and you can only get so far by yourself.
  3. THMRK


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 4,548

    Location: Glasgow, Rock City.

    As someone who runs a small record label I can say with almost absolute confidence, nope.
  4. Robosapien


    Joined: 29 Aug 2006

    Posts: 3,770

    Location: Wales

    Spotify also pays artists etc paltry minimal royalties for streaming, the last time I checked there was uproar from the majority of them about it (producers et al are quite vocal on forums like gearslutz for example, although there are some quite diverse opinions on there).