The Core Concept

Our core concept for this documentary is as follows:

Affected by declining record sales due to piracy, an independent record label is taking big risks in order to break the mold in the traditional music landscape.

An Inspiring Movie Related to My Project

Over the weekend I happened upon a great and inspiring movie that is related to my project.  I found a documentary on Netflix called “Artifact”.  It’s the story about the band 30 Seconds From Mars and a lawsuit from EMI records suing the band for $30M.  You should really watch it to see how little a band actually gets paid.

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I was lucky to be included with the recording of the new Machine Head album.  I learned a lot and was able to get their view on music current events.



This is an info graphic that displays the current slide of overall revenue of the music industry.  Allegedly, illegal downloading and the move to subscription streaming is to blame.



A Bit of Trouble

Working on the info graphic project, I’m doing research to collect data relating to the decline of physical record sales over the past decade.  Finding information isn’t the problem.  The problem is that all the information that I find is contradictory.  The numbers are not matching.  The only reputable source that I absolutely know is from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).  I’m going to have to bank on them.  I’m pretty sure that their statistics are the most accurate.

Rogue’s band roster

Rogue Records boasts a multi-national roster that spans over US and EU.  I would like to get a member(s) from each band to film a quick video stating why they signed with Rogue and how they feel about way things are going.

Here are the bands and links to their individual pages.  One of Rogue’s claims to fame is that they are one of the heaviest labels out there.  Be warned……LOL

  1. Synthetic Breed – Melbourne, Australia
  2. Humanity’s Last Breath –  Helsingborg, Sweden                                                                                                   
  3. Astral Display – Moscow, Russia           
  4. Means End – Stockholm, Sweden     
  5. Subversion – London, England          
  6. Dischordia – Oklahoma City, OK       
  7. Deathbreed – Sundsvall, Sweden     
  8. Snovone – Slovakia                            
  9. Nociceptor – Denton, TX                   
  10. Outrun The Sunlight – Chicago, IL                         
  11. Lies Of Nazca – Vicenza, Italy              
  12. Amongst Thieves – Oakland, CA (my band…..yah!)
  13. Akeldama – Tampa, FL