Techdirt Podcast Episode 17: Musicians Making Money, With Composer Adam Fong

from the music-business-models dept

For more than a decade and a half here on Techdirt, one of the common themes we've discussed are business models for musicians in the internet era. On this week's podcast, we have composer Adam Fong on to discuss his thoughts, both as a composer and as the founder and director of the Center for New Music in San Francisco (which is also where we record many of our podcasts). Fong provides a different perspective — especially discussing those who are classically trained, and not looking to be rock stars, noting the different challenges and opportunities for such musicians. The music on this week's episode is Adam's own composition, Five Times Remembered.

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    Kevin Clark (profile), 24 Mar 2015 @ 4:41pm

    Very unsurprised, and very pleased, that you all know each other.

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    Wendy Cockcroft, 25 Mar 2015 @ 8:31am

    I'm delighted to see more and more people embracing alternative business models. The sooner we prove that you don't need a copyright monopoly privilege to make money from your creative work, the better.

    Let's be sharing the link to this podcast.

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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Mar 2015 @ 11:42am

    lol

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    adam, 5 Apr 2015 @ 11:40am

    Many people want to make money at home and they want to find a work at home job to do it with. Ultimately what happens is they become frustrated as they search from website to website looking for the right job. This brings up the question, why are work at home jobs so hard to find? In this article we will take an honest look at this problem.

    1. First of all you should know that most of the opportunities to work at home are not actually paid jobs. This is true because most employers do not know you and have no control over the work environment when you do it from the comfort of your own home.

    If you realistically think about this, why would someone pay you an hourly rate when they do not know if you are really working or not? Therefore many of the opportunities to work at home are actually in the form of business opportunities where you work for yourself.

    2. There really are some companies looking for people to work from home. This phenomenon is known as telecommuting and does provide an opportunity for people with legitimate skills to get paid working from home.

    This benefits both the company and the worker because the business does not need to provide a space for you to work from, and as an employee you do not have to get up and drive to work every day.

    Many companies now will offer work at home jobs that include an hourly rate and benefits. These benefits can include paid vacation, retirement plan, and health insurance.

    One such website or you can visit is Tjobs.com. They match employers looking for workers with employees who are looking for opportunities to telecommute. This works out very well for people who have skills such as sales, customer service, website design, and other categories.

    3. Another thing I want to talk about is websites that present themselves as work at home jobs doing data entry, taking paid surveys, and typing at home. Generally these websites are trying to sell you information on how to get involved in this type of work.

    There are companies who will pay you for your opinion, or to do data entry and typing. The websites that are selling you the information deserve to be paid because they have taken the time to develop a list of companies for you to contact.

    In the future work at home jobs will become more readily available. Until that point you need to be conscious and only deal with reputable companies before spending any of your hard earned money.

    To learn more about the top paid survey sites please visit: http://getpaid-survey.com

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