jonndailey

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  1. new blog about perfoming with ben folds

    RSO now has the Jimmy Kimmel performance available. Enjoy! http://respektonline.com/songs.php?s=237
  2. McCarren Park Pool August 15, 2008

    We have video of Regina meeting with fans at the show here: http://respektonline.com/mccarren/ I hope everyone enjoys!
  3. Upload Your "Photos" to RSO

    Oh man. I'm seeing some BEAUTIFUL photos being uploaded. Thanks so much everyone!
  4. quote: 5. Is there a section for polls and pictures or do you just post that in forums? ReSpektOnline hopes to solve that picture problem very soon.
  5. quote: Originally posted by rawin: quote: It isn't impossible. When you see brick walls, other people just see another obstacle to overcome. lol yeah that's why we keep doing it *sings along to the Brady Bunch* Gonna keep on keep on keep on... EDIT: quote: Good luck with all of your future endeavors. isn't that what girls say to guys whenever it's obvious she isn't gonna want a second date... lol!
  6. quote: Originally posted by rawin: It may be dirt cheap to you, but there are those of us left, many of us, who are still struggling to pay rent, get food, hold a day job AND a night job everyday of the week, AND still play shows every weekend, sometimes at venues 4 hours away who might pay you two hundred dollars, half of which goes to fill up the tank in your cars and the other half divided up between members of your band, and you'll sell cds at the show for $4 or $5 dollars, but in a group of 5 friends, only one will buy a disc, and make copies of it for the others, which we don't always entirely mind, because it's still being heard, but still. Not to mention those of use who also have families and children to feed... I understand you're trying to say, but. edit: and while it would be amazing... not everyone gets invited by the Strokes to go on tour. I'm no musician but I go to school full time and I have 2 jobs, and I pay rent. Luckily for me I live in an area of the united states where I don't need a car. Public transportation FTW. Johnathan Coulton is a great example of someone who had a steady job, and a baby girl on the way. He quit his job programming to become a musician. He gives most of his music away for free and tours to make most of his money. Being a musician is part being a good business person. He's now on Guitar Hero and is in many other ventures which secure his finances. http://www.jonathancoulton.com/ It isn't impossible. When you see brick walls, other people just see another obstacle to overcome. Good luck with all of your future endeavors.
  7. quote: Originally posted by rawin: quote: I often ask myself "what are labels' good for?" They are good for getting you national airplay on the radio or on Conan O'brien, outside of that they aren't good for anything. Actually they do a lot. They provide you with the much needed equipment for quality recordings for a record release, pay promoters for you, set up venues across the country so you can play music across the country. What is this, 1996? As a Multimedia Studies major in college, I'm constantly faced with looking at production hardware/software for content creation. What 10 years ago costed an arm and a leg, is DIRT CHEAP now. There are hundreds, if not thousands of musicians making albums in their bedrooms. As for paying promoters, that's what we're moving away from. Good music spreads naturally. 15 years ago the internet wasn't as ubiquitous as it is now, and people couldn't imagine having a stage this big to promote their own material. Good music finds the people who actually want to listen to it, and those fans pass it off to even more people. Using services like Last.fm, Pandora, the stix, it only takes the energy to say "hi!" and press "upload." It will grow exponentially. I remember a quote from Regina where she said "I'm going on tour, I don't care if I'm in debt forever" referring to when the strokes invited her on tour. The label didn't pay anything then. And that same label is the one who put Soviet Kitsch on hold for months after it was completed. As soon as she started picking up steam from going on tour with her own money, they finally decided it was a good time to release the album. She was determined to be on tour and spread her music at ANY cost. We only have her to thank for being who, and where she is now, not her record label. Also, I wanted to inform you of something called an "advance." An advance is what labels give artists before they record a new album. That money has to be used to create the album, setup venues, touring, etc. The funny thing about an advance is that it's just that - an advance. Labels don't give you money for free, they expect it back - and then some. So if Regina was given $15,000 to record Soviet Kitsch and the album, over a 2 year period, only made back $8,000 (this is just an example), she would have to pay the remaining $7,000 with her next releases under contract. Don't think the machine is all it's cracked up to be.
  8. quote: Originally posted by Dominic: A few people have the theory when music will be "free" and advertising will pay the artists and stuff? I have no idea when it comes to that stuff...so is that possible?... You have to realize that when it comes to the music industry we're dealing with dinosaurs. Label execs are clinging on to their old business models and not adapting to this new culture. Because they don't understand, they sue their fans and wrap copy protection around artists' work. That's one reason I don't buy music from iTunes. I often ask myself "what are labels' good for?" They are good for getting you national airplay on the radio or on Conan O'brien, outside of that they aren't good for anything. Musicians, like Regina Spektor, who encourage the free distribution of their live music are a breed that you will see more and more of. If you take care of your fans, they'll take care of you. I've purchased several Regina Spektor albums, attended 1 show, and currently have 207 of her songs in my library. Just because I use a source like ReSpekt Online doesn't mean I won't buy her music or go to her shows. I support artists who support free culture.
  9. Atlantic City

    She's starting to change the lyrics to Small Town Moon. I hope this means it's being prepared for the next album.
  10. Regina Spektor - Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England Download.

    Here is the last show ThePoetsLove sent in. I just added it to the site right now. Live in Nashville, TN. http://www.respektonline.com/shows.php?s=67 Enjoy!
  11. Regina Spektor - Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England Download.

    We just added another show sent in by ThePoetsLove! Live @ BBC 3 http://www.respektonline.com/shows.php?s=66 Excellent quality in this one as well.
  12. I usually don't post on the forums when we upload a new show, but I feel this one must be shouted. Earlier today ThePoetsLove sent Respekt Online Regina Spektor Live at Truck Festival. The quality is phenomenal and I think everyone should hear it. Track list: Baby Jesus That Time On The Radio Fidelity Apres Moi The Flowers Sailor Song Poor Little Rich Boy Samson Big shout out to ThePoetsLove for sending in the amazing show! Enjoy! http://www.respektonline.com/shows.php?s=65
  13. Regina Spektor - Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England Download.

    I usually don't post on the forums when we upload a new show, but I feel this one must be shouted. Earlier today ThePoetsLove sent Respekt Online Regina Spektor Live at Truck Festival. The quality is phenomenal and I think everyone should hear it. Track list: Baby Jesus That Time On The Radio Fidelity Apres Moi The Flowers Sailor Song Poor Little Rich Boy Samson Big shout out to ThePoetsLove for sending in the amazing show! Enjoy! http://www.respektonline.com/shows.php?s=65
  14. a capella jess....

    Jess is such a talent.
  15. C-Note 2003

    Making Records blew my mind on this show. I like this show especially because it takes me back to a time before the band. Regina and a piano. There is no complexity to the show at all. So simple, so beautiful. This is one of my favorite shows I've heard by her.