January, 2009 – Welcome to Goose Creek
Jeff Sherman’s studio album is our first published work, and we’re about to have a very busy spring recording three live albums and video shoots. You can read about and hear the amazing music of Sam Grow, One Horse Town, and David Kitchen elsewhere on the site…this page is my chance to tell you why we’re here.
We live in an tumultous era for music producers…technology has twisted the rules of the music business in all directions. Production costs have plummeted, while the rapid evolution of communication technology and the ubiquity of our global network constantly create opportunities for performers to connect with their audiences.
We have new media outlets, devices, and distribution techniques merging to create new models for the music business.
Traditional music recording and publishing companies are struggling, as CD sales quickly decline, and download sales fail to pick up the slack. New media outlets provide a constant stream of opportunities to publish and license recordings, but the general public often has free access to versions of an artists work, and it’s not always clear how the investment in media creation is to be monetized.
People are starting to wonder if recorded music will just be free.
We’ve launched Goose Creek Music in the middle of all this confusion with confidence that we can succeed by publishing good works of music performed by gifted artists.
Our job at Goose Creek Music is to find the new and emerging business models that work for musicians and their fans, and to create great musical experiences for both.