Feeds

Oz songstress: Record label 2.0 abandoned me

Sellaband didn't sell my band

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Crowdsourcing DIY music company Sellaband filed for bankruptcy on Monday, and we have some interesting insider perspective.

From Oz, reader Gary writes with the tale of Mandyleigh Storm. Mandyleigh became the seventh artist on Sellaband in 2007. She used some of the $50,000 raised to record with veteran producer and engineer Mick Glossop, Van Morrison's producer. What happened next left her hugely unimpressed.

"Little did I know at that time that Sellaband would be practically non-existent in promotion, truth, communication and support," she writes. "I think they are very good at confusion, ignorance, sarcasm and (in one particular case) abuse."

Most surprisingly, Sellaband seemed most reluctant to do what the company promised - they didn't market or promote the album. And far from bringing in music business expertise, the artist was left to figure out how to do basics such as sleeve design.

Her conclusion is that "if you don't have a proper promotion budget or strategy, your music is stillborn". And get binding contracts.

She's decided to release the album herself, for free, from her website. There's more on Sellaband there. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.