Thursday, September 23, 2010

Australian Independent Music Awards

The 5th Annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards are to be held at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne on Friday October 1st, 2010, featuring live performances from British India, Cloud Control, The Amity Affliction, M-Phazes, Sally Seltmann and Joe Chindamo. Doors open at 8:00pm; tickets are $29+BookingFees and available now via Ticketmaster.

Its interesting to read the interview with Space Invadas which is currently on their website where the social norms of file sharing are discussed:

What's the biggest challenge you face as an independent musician?

The age of torrent downloads, which kinda makes it hard to make music full time if no one buys it. So I've felt the last two years it has really made it more difficult. They [torrents] are really socially acceptable now.

Unlike most major label artists that never really recouped from music sales unless there was a huge volume of sales, it seems the independent labels are hurting because they are only releasing for a small number of artists and traditionally those musicians would have seen some of that income.

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