Category: Talking About A Revolution

Welcome to the weekly article looking at the current music industry, its challenges and overall why and how SHOUT4’s RevShare model works so well for the independent music industry. Written by SHOUT4 Chairman, Ric Yerbury.

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Talking About A Revolution

What have the labels ever done for us?

Definitely showing my age as I plunder old Monty Python sketches for the title of this article I mentioned before heading off into the outer world for a holiday that I would be considering the possible demise of the record label as we have known it. A good question I was immediately asked by a […]

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Where’s my split?

Not sure my colleagues heard this correctly.  To some, it does sound more like where’s my spliff? I would hasten to add that none has ever or will ever pass my lips. Although mistaken in the first week of University for someone who might have a supply due only to the fact that I had […]

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Thank You For The Music

I have been asked a few times recently whether I think that the major record labels are the devil incarnate or worse?! “Certainly not,” has been my reply. Some incredible achievements from some incredible and influential champions of music have been delivered over the decades. The relationship with the artists who made their success possible […]

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Bang to Rights

Catchy title I know or just me being a smart arse? Actually, no!  I want to point the spotlight on the journey copyright may take and the consequences of taking certain decisions early in its lifespan. You will detect a recurring theme in my recent articles with the retention of rights being top of the […]

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Are We Live?

Well, are we?  Feels a bit flaky at the moment with so many music festivals having already been cancelled and many close to the point of putting up the white flag for this year. Primarily this is due to the lack of insurance or government support to underwrite any risk. As I write, the ‘Delta […]

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Thinking About Money

Seems like we think about money quite a lot at the moment. Not really surprising given the challenges in the world currently. I was thinking, in particular, about the music industry which seems to be weighing up the problems including the fair distribution of streaming income to the lack of any revenue from live. So […]

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Back on the Blockchain Gang!

I don’t know about you but I sometimes have the feeling that if you live in a world without blockchain you might be missing out! Blockchain in music has become a mantra for some, particularly with the increasing desire for artists to retain their rights and get faster access to the money they generate through […]

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To share or not to share?

Time was when doing the decent thing in business was seen as a wild aspiration at best or perhaps a sign of weakness. Now thankfully we live for the main part in more enlightened times, or at least are paying lip service to it! I know that some feel we are still a bit in […]

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Hold On If You Can

Sounds like a call from a sinking vessel or last bus home. However, I wanted to kick off my first article around the question of artists retaining their rights, fairness in how they are treated and ultimately stop the creative geniuses that they are being taken for a fairly expensive and frustrating ride. (Although I […]

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