The music industry is being forced to grapple with how it should approach the digital era and how to attract new customers to the service.
The Music Business Alliance (MBAs) is calling on the government to “rethink” the current system, and has proposed changes to the licensing regime, as well as creating a “band and artist service”.
These include the possibility of artists paying artists for their music online and the removal of the “band” tag from the music industry’s name.
“The music industry has long been reliant on the free market for its revenues, so this new approach would see the band and artist licence scheme come into place, which would give all artists a fair share of revenue and would allow the industry to develop its own strategies for delivering quality, relevant and affordable digital content to its audiences,” the MBAs said.
This would mean that “bands and artists” would be paid for their work and not “bands or artists”, which is how the music sector has traditionally worked. “
We are calling on this government to rethink how we fund and operate the music and arts sector, and to consider the potential of a new business model that allows bands and artists to monetise their work, without having to rely on a licensing scheme which is often seen as an impediment to innovation.”
This would mean that “bands and artists” would be paid for their work and not “bands or artists”, which is how the music sector has traditionally worked.
It would also give artists more control over the distribution of their music, and allow artists to “opt out” of the band tag, which could mean they would no longer be able to use it on their albums or videos.
“These changes would create a new industry where the artists would benefit and have more control of their musical content, while ensuring they are being paid fair share for their works, rather than relying on a system that is often perceived as a barrier to innovation and creative expression,” the statement read.
In order to get this change passed, the MBA has also proposed a new service called the Music Industry Fund.
“While this would be a great step forward, the music funding model would still be reliant on a small number of well-known and trusted names in the music world,” the group added.
The MBAs is calling for a new approach to the music licensing system that gives all artists access to the same revenue streams as traditional artists.” “
This is a difficult time for the industry, and the current music funding structure is not sustainable.
The MBAs is calling for a new approach to the music licensing system that gives all artists access to the same revenue streams as traditional artists.”
The MBA also suggested the government should take a closer look at the current “band tag” system.
The band tag has been in place since 1998, with the government giving artists around $50 million to use as a “guarantee” that their music will be released by the end of the decade.
“As the industry evolves, we are also confident that a system like this will continue to work, and will be the only viable way to fund the music in this digital age,” the MPAA said.
While the industry has struggled with the introduction of digital technology, music industry groups say it has been a boon to music, with more artists being able to sell their work directly to the public via digital platforms like Spotify and YouTube.
The music business has been the victim of this digital transition, with many artists struggling to sell music online because of copyright concerns.
However, the MPAs statement said this would change with a “new system” in place.
“Digital has changed the way that artists can monetise and distribute their music.
The MPAs is urging the government and the government agencies to consider a new model in which the music-makers have more say over the licensing of their work through the use of a band tag,” it read.
“Abandoning the band-tag system and introducing a new system that enables artists to negotiate the royalties for their digital works will enable them to make the best use of the money they have received from the industry.”
The MPAA also called for a review of the licensing scheme for music-related services, including streaming services.
In addition to the band service, the group said the government needs to consider changing the licensing model for online music services as well.
“Online services such as Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and SoundCloud Music must be given greater flexibility to offer content to their users.
It added that the government must also examine the licensing and sharing of digital content in order to support the industry. “
Without an option to opt in, the use and distribution of music will not be a viable option for many online music users,” the letter said.
It added that the government must also examine the licensing and sharing of digital content in order to support the industry.
“All online services must be able share content with other people online and online services should have the option to share content