Music in the Digital Age
I recently met Andrew Dubber (surely that can’t be his real surname?), a Birmingham based ‘Music industries academic, Online music consultant, Blogger’.
His website, New Music Strategies, is well worth keeping an eye on for anyone interested in developments in the music industry in this post-record-label age.
Andrew has just released a new book all about the newly emerging business structures and marketing paradigms for musicians in the brave new internet-based world. It’s available in pdf, mobi or Epub formats. It’s entitled Music in the Digital Age and you can find it here:
Interestingly, he’s made it available in a manner that is increasingly common among musicians (on sites like Bandcamp) but not so among publishers. It is available on a name-your-own-price basis, with no minimum.
He says this:
‘It revisits, develops and comments upon my free ebook The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online – but also goes into greater depth about the nature of online media and the ways in which popular music culture and popular music commerce work in the new technological environment.
‘I invite you to download the book as it stands so far – and I will be adding to it and updating it every few weeks throughout the course of the year. I hope you find it helpful and interesting. That, at least, is what I’m aiming for. All the best, Dubber ‘.