Friday June 5, 2020

Artistic Licence: Money still calls the tune

Recently, I got a phone call from an extremely talented musician living and working in west Cork.

4th March, 2012
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The collapse of the traditional record company model in Ireland and abroad has had disastrous consequences for artists.

Recently, I got a phone call from an extremely talented musician living and working in west Cork, who wanted to know how best he could try to promote the upcoming release of his long-delayed album.

I had no idea what to say to him. I couldn't bring myself to tell him the obvious: that the ten years he'd spent working on the record would yield him no financial reward, that hiring an independent publicist would...

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