Byrne in Wired on The Biz
The latest issue of Wired Magazine features two articles by David Byrne on the future of music. The first is an interview with Radiohead's Thom Yorke about their experiment in pay-what-you-want digital music distribution. The second is an overview of the current state of music distribution and the new spectrum of options available to artists. Byrne outlines six different kinds of deals that artists can strike with labels, marketing companies, and or live promotion companies. Of course the six categories are generalization, but pretty apt I thought. A concise and cogent snapshot of the current state of the music industry.