Hi Harvey, you are a successful producer from the U.S. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hey Markus how are you? Hello readers I am Dj Speedy aka Harvey Miller Dj/producer/song writer/artist and Label owner.
How do you make money by giving away free music?
Well none of it is actually free! You may think it’s free but it’s not. See all my music has been ran through my distribution deals with Sony and Universal and are available for purchase in all digital stores world-wide. And I also get paid from shows and artists buying and production/ tracks and I Licence my music to company’s and brands to use in commercials and movies. So free to some is promotions for me! See your asking the wrong person about music and the word FREE! Hehe!
I’ve been in the music business 28 years and sold over 25 million records I know the ends and outs of every changing angle of the music business. This is my full-time job.
I use Creative Commons as a promotion tool these days instead of trying to pay radio stations across the nation millions of dollars to play my music and millions of dollars to play my commercials. The bottom line is Creative Commons are the new radio stations and tv networks for artists and consumers.
Music and information can be received faster and to more people this way. So “FREE IS NEVER FREE WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM”
We call it the hybrid model of selling music. Selling your music the same time you give it away for free. One listener pays, the other shares it for free to promote you. You remixed Beyoncé and the album has been sold over 8 million times. How did you manage to get that job?
Yes. The Beyoncé remix came when I was producing really heavy on hiphop and r&b records. When my name started ringing bells she started ringing my phone. I’ve always been a fan of hers so it was an honor to get the call to do the remix. DJ/producers now of days remix stuff without consent of any kind.
Remixes are a way of life now in the Dj world so I’m glad I was 1 of the original remixers. Many people probably don’t know that my name Dj speedy came from me djing from the late 80s I started djing in 1988 and never stopped I just evolved into producing. Harvey miller is my real government name and Edm/Dj artist name. But I’m Dj speedy till the end of my days. “I STARTED WITH VYNAL AND 2 turntables and a microphone”
You are a long time into music business. What’s the most significant change over the years? How did it transform?
Music just repeat itself basically it went back the beginning of hiphop music. “THE DJ IS BACK IN CONTROL”
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