Selling out – the give-away-product music and survival of the smartest

In today’s societies money is key for personal well-being, guarantee for the basics of human needs, including food, water, healthcare and a place to crush. And like most people we have to earn money in our daily jobs, working our asses off for one purpose or another. The same is true for music artists.

So in which way can an artist survive in today’s world of downloadable music? Where does selling out starts and what is commonly accepted? How can one and who can stay upfront in the race towards success?

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3 responses to “Selling out – the give-away-product music and survival of the smartest

  1. i got snapline t-shirts!

  2. it’s somehow ironic, a lack of merchandise in a country which probably produces most of the merchandise for foreign bands

  3. Another comment on merchandise strengthening my point:
    Pangbianr has interviewed Fanzui Xiangfa on their Europe tour and they stated: “(Rico of SS20)’d call us almost every day to ask us what we needed in terms of merch, like girly T-shirts. We sold out of those! He’d bring designs to factory to make more. We also sold out of our old CDs.”

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