i think you'd be better off giving away CDs to boost your audience so you could charge higher ticket prices for your performances, rather than trying to make money from selling CDs.
eno was on the first roxy album only if i recall. he's the right guy in the right place only in retrospect. more importantly, he's connected his activities so that they support each other. also, he's a "modern" artist in the sense that he's adapted to the current system to incorporate various elements to reflect his interests/concerns/hobbies/whatever.
the idea of making a living "as a musician" primarily from selling "records" seems historically recent, perhaps never true anyway to the artists, and largely pushed by record companies. if you want to make a living solely by playing music and no other activity, do just that - play music. concerts, performances, whatever. the more CDs and free songs off the P2P networks people download the more you'll make at your shows. at least, you can be fairly sure it's not taking away anyone from your shows ;)
On Jan 9, 2006, at 9:40 PM, Travis Hartnett wrote:
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'The most faithful audio recording is the one never played." - from http://www.publicrec.org