The Quick Hit vs. The Steady Build

It strikes me sometimes that instead of major record companies belly-aching and decrying the internet as the great demise of the music industry, maybe the philosophy needs to change from that of a quick hit and trying to figure out how to hold on to the last remaining pennies of revenue, to that of a tried and tested approach of steadily building artists into long term household names, a la A&M. With venture capitalists and accountants running companies, no wonder the industry is in a real mess.

If there are any of these guys left and they haven’t all run for the hills, I feel we should let the people who know about music and building and supporting talent run the front end of these companies. Give them the financial support they need to make long term success stories that in turn bring with it a sustained and enduring income.

My grandfather, who was one tough self-made cookie, used to say “bank managers and accountants have neither an arse to kick nor a soul to save”. A bit harsh I know, and I don’t mean to disrespect accountants (and my bank manager for that matter!), but I think there’s some truth in it. Do you?


11 Responses to "The Quick Hit vs. The Steady Build"
  1. 26/07/2011 21:06


    Created the greatest artciles, you have.

    • 27/07/2011 18:47


      Cheers Susy,

      • 19/12/2011 11:21


        That’s a genuinely imrpessive answer.

      • 21/12/2011 04:26


        Weeeee, what a quick and easy sloiuton.

    • 19/12/2011 14:34


      Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real exeprt.

    • 21/12/2011 06:14


      You’re on top of the game. Thanks for siharng.

  2. 08/01/2012 03:30


    hell yeah x !

  3. 27/03/2012 07:46


    This is cool!

  4. 03/10/2012 10:40


    We used to work together seroquel cost per pill Rating and Comments Multiplier Score

  5. 27/06/2015 01:28


    Just desire to say your article is as astonishing.

    The clearness in your post is just great and i could assume you are an expert on this
    subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  6. 16/08/2015 11:15


    If you wish for to grow your knowledge only keep visiting this webb site
    and bee updated with the newest information posted here.

Leave a Reply (Click here to cancel reply)

Your email address will not be published.