Arcade Fire In Times Magazine Today

Good story about Arcade Fire in today’s NY Times Magazine.

Arcade_fire

My favorite quote:

the Arcade Fire has shrewdly kept control of its affairs — paying for
both albums itself, buying its own studio to record the second album
and retaining the rights to all the master recordings; the band
distributes its music by setting up licensing deals (with Merge in
North America, with Universal in Europe). “The idea of someone else
owning what we do is insane when we did all the work,” Win says.

It seems that this model, where the artist is able to retain greater control of their music by self funding the recording costs, is a growing trend.