To make 2.5k a month a single artist needs 20 million streams in a year.
To make 20 million streams you need a super cool marketing strategy and that will cost 3/4 your time if you DIY.
The other way it will cost you money.
Time is money but artists should make music and not marketing.
The whole thing is upside down now.
Man...how do you figure that? I get about 1.2 million streams a quarter right now on youtube. That's 4.8 million streams a year. It nets me approximately $45 a month. USD. Yeah, forty five dollars a month. Almost FIVE Million streams a year. 100% writers share. Wahooooo!
I'm surprised artists could cover TT's $350 a day. LOL
you've got me curious now though. When I've got some time I'm going to cover ALL the streaming services, calculate the numbers. I'm guessing they will push 2M a quarter - that's 8M a year. Right now, my quarterly was approx $500 for all streamers.
It's EASY for artists to cover TT's $350/day, what with their gigs as bartenders, waiters, baristas, and Uber drivers! We're talking San Francisco here, y'know!
Post by Bat Lanyard on Feb 11, 2020 23:10:24 GMT -6
Visited her site to see if there was info there on what's up for sale. How frustrating it must be for her and many like her that are operating a web site and have so much broken and dead shit going on. Even the "new store while under construction" or whatever link at the top didn't work. IT beating for her, I'm sure.
Sylvia Massy is such an adorable person from everything I read and saw from her on the net. Selling the Neve most probably was not a matter of money in the first place, she is not a poor girl at all and has quite a few more millions on her bank accounts if I am correctly informed ... I guess she is juat not willing to deal with the endless service demands which cost a lot of time, which might be more of worth for her than money. And obviously is obsessed by microphones in all their glory and diversity, which might have made it an easy decision to buy the collection ... (and is a lovely obsession as well, if you can afford it ...) I hope that the Neve is not ripped apart and sold module-wise, which might be a considerable option for the next owner if it is in need of heavy service at the moment ... Obviously she is open for new technology all the time, and of course does not *need* a Neve to be brilliant (and I think she had a second Neve as well?) Still a bit sad, but times are changing, gear comes and goes ...
It is funny if I think about the story, that her first project with Tool ended up having Maynard Keenan singing into a C1000s because he feels much more convenient with a handheld mic than with the Neumanns in the studio. She has no problem to use cheap broken stuff from flea markets experimentally and buy a $1000000 mic collection at the same time. Lovely. (I guess everyone got now, that I am a huge fan of Sylvia Massy and her working style. LOL) (PS: Wait, it was the second project Undertow, with the C1000s in use, she made an EP with them before, not sure which mics were used there ...)
Post by tomegatherion on Feb 12, 2020 8:27:43 GMT -6
She probably couldn’t keep up with the maintenance. Few can. It’s not really worth it unless you’re making money from having it. She’s a big name who doesn’t have to sell herself to gear heads on the fact that she has a Neve console.
A Western-made similar circuit (no Chifi) like the Silver Bullet or Chroma+ is a much better buy than a lot of the vintage and current Neve. I’ve had some really bad experiences with whacky newer 33609s and some of the Rupert Neve Designs stuff was disappointing.
She kept up with the maintenance on this thing for 30+ years. Not a new revelation.
I haven't asked her so I have no idea why now, but part of me wonders if she's not just pulling back a bit on the intensity of her career. I don't think she's using it as much any more in Ashland, and maybe she just doesn't have the drive to go pull talent up from LA or wherever like she did when she was at Weed.
She may not have to sell herself using the Neve, but the Neve is so much a part of her sales pitch, workflow, and general image that it's kind of shocking to me. Sylvia is synonymous with that Neve (along with a lot of other things). Its the end of an era.
Post by christopher on Feb 12, 2020 11:55:34 GMT -6
The price she asked for it, I think the Neve likely works great and found a new home. Just the tax and shipping would dwarf repair costs I'd hope! Artists are liking their home studios, I'm guessing that's where it went. It will probably retain value for a while, being a famous board and someday might sell for a million if complete. If it goes down in value, could very likely always part it out and make back 60% or more... not a bad risk. Kinda similar to the stock market, probably why it sold so fast. Plus you get to sit behind one of the greatest consoles ever made instead of watch your stocks go up and down..