Concert Room, Grove B building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT
During recent years, the music world has undergone huge change. CDs and physical used to dominate sales, which was sufficient to make healthy profits for the whole industry. Then, it was digital sales and iTunes.
Today, streaming is the main way in which audiences consume music, yet most musicians cannot make a living simply by getting their songs streamed. Even small labels struggle. Yet, we see a growing number of independent musicians sustaining a living in the digital world. How do they do it?
In this session, we'll discover popular revenue streams for musicians in the digital world. Are they the future, or will we face further changes?
Tommy Darker is the writing alter ego of an imaginative independent musician and thinker about the future of the music industry. His vision is to simplify scalable concepts and make them work for independent musicians. He is the firestarter of the "Musicpreneur" movement, founder of Darker (University of Westminster and Berklee College of Music, Valencia). His work has been featured in Berklee Online, TEDx, Berlin Music Week, ReThink Music, Midem Academy, SAE Institute, Hypebot and Topspin Media.
Concerts and Colloquia is a free series of music events. All events are open to the public and followed by refreshments. There is no need to book tickets but for further information please contact Ben Hulme.