Sunday, March 27, 2011

The New Music Business Model: Integrity = Bullshit

~ You hip to this Rebecca Black "hit" Friday yet? As a young musician with aspiring dreams and goals in 2011 this will either be a source of inspiration or suicide depending on how you look at it. Allow me to paraphrase / quote Peter Shankman in relation to this topic: "We like destruction. We embrace mediocrity because we need some level of proof that we're not the worst things out there". Enjoy the article, but I refuse to post the video.

Move Over Major Record labels, independent artists are becoming top sellers on iTunes today. New music artist Rebecca Black is living proof independent careers are more possible than ever. Recently going viral with a $2000 music video shot in California, her single "Friday" is going to earn over $1 million dollars thanks to her innocence.

Rebecca Black "Friday" YouTube music video has over 44 million views to date. According to iTunes, the song itself has sold over 2 million units, making her one of the hottest selling artists today. The only artists to strike double platinum in single sales lately is Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, and Wiz Khalifa who she tops individually in daily averages on video views.


  1. I know it's impossible for Blasko himself to read this, but I'd be happy if you could get my message to him. My brother and I were at Ozzy's concert last night in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and, man, you were amazing! Both of us are your fans since the 90s and seeing you live was awesome. Keep up the good work, congratulations, and whenever you're back in Porto Alegre, get in touch with us and we'll have a beer! Take care! Gook luck!

  2. Thanks for the kind words. You guys were an amazing crowd! We had a blast!

  3. Rebecca Black sucks. The last Ozzy show in Chile was awesome!!, you're a great bass player. I hope you come back soon.