CARMINE APPICE: ‘Streaming Destroyed The Music Business’

legendary drummer Carmine Appiceworked as rod stewartKitman in the 1970s-80s, co-author stewart hit “Young Turk” When “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”spoke to “Music Biz Weekly Podcast” about his decision to sell the songwriter’s share of some of his most popular songs. he said (by transcription) BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “There’s no more money for songwriting. There’s no more money for selling records. I have all these gold records on my wall. No one can get them anymore. And That’s how you make money.

“The only way to make money today is to get a song. netflix Or to get the song for the movie,” he explained. “It’s the only way to make money, because the streaming business is ridiculous and useless.

“The reason I sold my songs was because the royalties were gone. It’s just a tiny bit. Because everything went to streaming and streaming destroyed the music business. As far as I’m concerned, I listen to Spotify.” When you talk about young musicians, unless they somehow know how to put out all these hits, they don’t stand a chance. YoutubeI don’t know how to do that. ”

In a subsequent interview, Carmine He reiterated his belief that if he had started out as a musician today, he wouldn’t know how to make money. Youtubeor they get 400,000 Facebook When Instagram” he said. I don’t know what to do.So they probably know how to do it better than I do. [that] Go on tour, gig, [selling] merchandise. Even if you don’t have a bigger name, you open up to someone, you make the product, you make it. Several money.And then you go big and it’s all about tours and merchandise. SpotifyThe label no longer sells CDs either. They might sell a few records, but there’s no money there. ”

Apis is the original drummer of vanilla fudge, he still records and performs today.he also played cactus When Beck, Bogart, AppiceIn addition to spending a stint in the band of Ozzy Osbourne When stewart. Carmine Voted 28th Greatest Drummer of All Time rolling stone magazine.

Apis Widely considered one of rock’s most successful showmen, he has won numerous awards, including dozens of gold and platinum sales records. Carmine He continues to inspire drummers and listeners around the world with his originality and unwavering dedication to the art of taiko, breaking new ground in every aspect of his career as a performer, teacher and writer.

Carmineautobiography of “Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums, And Rock ‘N’ Roll”released in May 2016 by Chicago Review Press.

under the nickname APPICE, Carmine and his brother Vinnie release “Sinister”their first joint studio album, from October 2017 SPVs/steam hammer.

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