Selling music, tickets and merchandise direct to fans has been an exciting prospect for artists for a long time now, as well as the source of speculation on what it all means for labels. Can they capitalise too, or are they middlemen ripe for disintermediation?
A panel at AIM’s Music Connected conference in London today chewed over the issue. It included Ian Johnsen from Mythophonic Management; Chris Batten from Enter Shikari; Rowan Brand from RGB Management; and Charles Kirby Welch of Kartel. The moderator was Mark Meharry of Music Glue.