Fletcher Beasley is a composer for film, television and other media.
He will soon be releasing his first album of cinematic electronic music called Fictional Radio.
Updates, News and Musings
Jay-Z’s purchase of Tidal’s music streaming service was announced with much hoopla last month as a number of big name music artists threw in their support claiming that Tidal would pay better streaming rates than other services such as Spotify.
Now a number of artists are criticizing the service saying that it will be a failure. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie makes some reasonable criticisms for the way the launch was handled – a lack of specifics about the rates Tidal would pay and the focus on wealthy pop stars, rather than the independent artists who are struggling as a result of diminishing sales and low streaming rates.
However, I say let’s give Tidal a chance and support it. This is the first streaming service that is artist owned and will not be offering a free version. I think it is important that streaming music move to a subscription based model similar to what Netflix provides for film and television if we want the artists whose music we enjoy to be compensated for their work.
I’m no fan of “Blurred Lines”, which I consider one of the most irritating songs in recent memory, but if artists risk copyright infringement for being inspired and influenced by other works than we have a real problem.
This article from the New Yorker explains the issue very well.
This is fantastic news. I’m very pleased to see the FCC rule to keep the internet free and open.
“Fictional Radio” has been mastered by Stephen Marsh of Marsh Mastering. It sounds great.
My first solo album, Fictional Radio, is nearing completion. Mastering is set for February 9. Stay tuned for more details.
Welcome to the new website of Fletcher Beasley. I hope you enjoy it.