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Using Twitter instead of the RIAA: Zoe Keating

NewYorkCountryLawyer (912032) writes | more than 4 years ago

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NewYorkCountryLawyer (912032) writes "A great case study about a new business model for the music industry: How cellist Zoe Keating (@zoecello on Twitter), seen and heard here jamming while pregnant with other musicians on the street in Austin Texas, used Twitter — instead of a Big 4 record label — to develop her fan base. It's a remarkable illustration of the fact that the RIAA are dinosaurs, on the road to irrelevancy. The historic need of an 'unsigned' artist to win a 'contract' with a 'label', as a precondition to success, is no more."
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Found her through CleverNickName (1)

ObitMan (550793) | more than 3 years ago | (#31944494)

I found out about Zoe because Wil Wheaton went off on NPR about a year ago in a tweet because they ganked one of her tunes for ATC and didn't attribute.

I bought her mp3's from Amazon.

so I guess copyright infringement can lead to sales.

Re:Found her through CleverNickName (2, Insightful)

NewYorkCountryLawyer (912032) | more than 3 years ago | (#31944624)

I guess copyright infringement can lead to sales

Well let's put it this way. The life blood of a musician's ability to make a living is for his or her music to get heard.

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