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Today when fans pay for music, they can fund the production, but is this really a viable long-term solution?

The life of a rock star: playing shows all over the world, a bank account brimming with royalties and a hefty advance from a record label. It all sounds so glamourous. Sadly, for most who choose to make music their vocation, this is a faraway dream.

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Sadly, for most who choose to make music their vocation this is a far away dream as 99% of professional musicians don’t make enough from their craft to adequately support themselves financially.Label representation is scarce, and earning a few quid from playing shows is even rarer. The sad reality is that most just battle on for the love of their art. Here are some stark truths from the lives of real musicians, facing real obstacles in the music industry.

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August 20th, 2014

By DGrantSmith

At first listen to the music, there are flashes of theEurythmics and the Pretenders, but changing songs leaves a different impression. That impression could be a Amy Winehousestyled lounge tune or it could be Joan As Police Womanesqueindie rock. This is the essence of Denmark-based Lumanova.

 

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MUSIC EYE REVIEWS
By Jay Staner

August 20th, 2014

Lumanova releases new single called “Made of Light”. Smooth, playful, soulful, steady beat and powerful yet soft vocals delivers the melody to perfection.

 

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BANDCAMP DIARIES
By Peter Vidani

August 18th, 2014

I am always amazed when an artist manages to create a great compromise between the warmth and familiarity of the music we learned to love and appreciate throughout the years, while at the same time striving to push the envelope and innovate. This is definitely the case of Lumanova, a group with a unique approach. Their tracks showcase a retro 80s flavor, not unlike artists such as Chvrches…

 

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MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

June 18th, 2014

Suzana Barbosa is a Canadian artist who walked from Los Angeles to the Googleplex (well…not inside the Googleplex) and used her #walkmilesformusic campaign to call attention to the absurdly low streaming royalties that are cannibalizing sales. In a serendipitous coincidence, Suzana’s protest coincided with the release by the Copyright Board of Canada of its new statutory rates for Pandora in Canada. Remember those really low rates that Pandora pays in the US?

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June 18, 2014
By Chris Castle

Originally Posted By: MUSIC.TECHNOLOGY.POLICY

Suzana Barbosa is a Canadian artist who walked from Los Angeles to the Googleplex (well…not inside the Googleplex) and used her #walkmilesformusic campaign to call attention to the absurdly low streaming royalties that are cannibalizing sales. In a serendipitous coincidence, Suzana’s protest coincided with the release by the Copyright Board of Canada of its new statutory rates for Pandora in Canada. Remember those really low rates that Pandora pays in the US?

The Canadians are now paying less than 10% of those rates for sound recordings thanks to Pandora’s lobbying efforts.

That’s right. $0.000102 per play. And of course the artist’s share is 50%–got your scientific calculators ready?–$0.000051.

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June 15, 2014

A banda norte-americana Lumanova vai realizar um espetáculo no próximo dia 4 de julho, a partir das 22h00, no Tentorium das Portas do Mar. O grupo de três elementos navega no géneros musicais de indie, folk, electro e pop music e promete uma noite bastante animada

The North American band Lumanova will hold a show on the 4th of July, from 22:00 in Tentorium Portas do Mar. The group of three, has a unique sound mixing the genres of indie, folk, electro and pop music and promises quite a lively evening.

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June 4, 2014

The cops were getting lots of calls. Drivers were worried. There was a woman walking down the road — the narrow part of Highway 1, just north of L.A. And she was pushing a baby carriage.

When the cops found her, it turned out she was not a crazy person. She wasn’t even a mother.

She was a musician on a mission.

The woman was Suzana Barbosa, a longtime Toronto singer and leader of the band Lumanova, who had lately become fed up with the state of the music industry. She’d had it with the paltry amounts paid to songwriters and performers by streaming services like Spotify. She’d had it with our culture’s preference for glamorizing starving artists instead of paying them decently.

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May 17, 2014

The Movement:
From Starving Artist to Abundant Artist Alliance

“Can the often glamorized cliché image of the starving artist living an uncertain–yet beautifully bohemian–life, whilst creating masterpieces, finally become a thing of the past? If Lumanova singer, Suzana Barbosa (AKA Suzana d’Amour) gets her way, it will be (at least the uncertain part). With a joint goal of building awareness for her new music and her new initiative, can Barbosa change the conversation from starving artist to abundant artist one step at a time?

Besides having one of the most gorgeous manes in the business, the musician and performer has a big heart as well. She is the founder of I Dare You to Care, and most recently she dared herself to care by starting the Walk Miles for Music campaign. Last month I spoke with her–on her way to San Francisco–about this initiative and why it’s become her passion project. Chaka V.

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