Change is inevitable.
It’s a slow and sometimes painful process, but it happens. In the music industry, we have seen a dramatic shift in the way people acquire and listen to new music over the past decade. Yet, the businesses that have traditionally profited from selling us physical media still cling to the status quo business model that artists and listeners have accepted since the dawn of recorded music. I’m not suggesting that we take to the streets and burn down Capitol Tower on Hollywood and Vine. I am suggesting that we open our minds to the possibility that there is a better alternative.
Introducing Public Records, the evolution of music.
Public Records is a community-based organization that returns profits to artists in the form of development grants. Eschewing the traditional “360 contract” that has hampered creativity and siphoned profits away from talented musicians, our grant system provides artists with the financial support they need to succeed commercially, while maintaining creative and legal control of their work. It’s built on the philosophy that being a musician should be a viable career path, not a pipe dream only achievable by the Lady Gagas and Justin Biebers of the world.
At the core of our model is an online network which connects artists, fans, venues and promoters. On Public Records bands can promote and distribute music trough our profile based marketplace, and fans can discover new music and local shows through our network and Gig Listings.
Be a part of the community.
Public Records is a member-run nonprofit corporation. Taking on the industry paradigm means we’ll need all the help we can get. You’ll be able to join the organization once we have our beta site up and running—in the meantime, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved or are interested in learning more.