Dani Filth has expressed concern about the consumer culture in the music industry and how it’s been such a “challenging time” for musicians to make a living.
The Cradle Of Filth frontman voiced his thoughts in a conversation with Rock Hard Greece’s Sakis Fragos, addressing consumer preferences for easy access to music rather than purchasing material. You mentioned how the music business has changed to respond.
Describing the current state of the industry from a musician’s point of view, he says (transcribed by Blubbermouth): “Since then things have only gotten worse… 2006 has changed everything from being comfortable for musicians. I think I was old–well, not always comfortable, but that’s okay.” It was never comfortable.
“but [it went to] The advent of the digital age and the emergence of music streaming platforms that don’t pay anyone is only making it more difficult. Just like Spotify is the world’s biggest criminal. I think we had 25 million, 26 million views last year, and I personally think we made about £20, which is less than our hourly labor rate. “
Filth laments that fans generally think musicians are financially secure. “For example, the other day my girlfriend has a sick cat. Her cat was very sick and needed life-or-death surgery. She’s a famous tattoo artist.” I posted a thing online about her GoFundMe for my cat. And she thought she might run a raffle and win a tattoo or something.
“The thing is, a lot of people were like, ‘Why do we have to pay for your cat? Are you dating a millionaire?'” she said. said, “I’m sorry, I don’t think you understand what the music industry is like right now. First, he’s not a millionaire at all. and this has nothing to do with him.”
Philth also elaborates on the misconception that musicians make a lot of money off album sales, and indeed, more so than the rock star stereotype leads people to believe, especially at a time when the cost of living is rising. He pointed out that the artist is having a hard time.
“I think humans have the following wonderful abilities.” [believe] “When you put something like a physical product out there, you make a lot of money out of it. I didn’t realize it was there,” he says. somehow blah blah it doesn’t matter. If there is no money coming in in the first place, there is not much money to share.
“Yes, the music industry is in trouble right now. I still enjoy making music — don’t get me wrong, I love it — but yes, musicians these days Millions of complaints. Hard time.”