Why Jonathan Coulton Is The Future Of Music

Very interesting, concise article on one (probably very good) version of how to make it in the music business these days. Basically, it's an open-source business plan that focuses on the key open-source variables:

-Clearly identifying your niche;
-DIY;
-Upsell;
-Viral/guerilla marketing;
-Building a community that supports your work because they like it;
-Iterate often;
-Meet your audience, and
-Be nice.

Could be a page out of David Byrnes playbook. All in all, a pretty good business plan. My musician friends should take a look at this one: http://downtuned.net/2009/07/28/why-jonathan-coulton-is-the-future-of-mu...

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