TuneCore thrives by charging performers a flat fee to get their music into online stores such as iTunes rather than the traditional percentage that record labels take.The music industry may be bellyaching about how tough times are as revenue continues to sink like a rock for traditional music companies, but don't tell that to Jeff Price.
Miguel Calderon is a retired construction worker with a sixth-grade education. He says an Herbalife Ltd. distributor tricked him into squandering $30,000 in life savings on weight-loss shakes.
At the same time, Calderon says he signed an agreement after reading very little of it or the marketing documents that detailed Herbalife’s policies and pay structure.
“There was a small doubt in my mind always,” Calderon said in an interview, speaking Spanish. “But because you have a desire to work and make better, I continued.”
With thousands of artists descending on Austin for SXSW, there are incredible acts on practically every street corner — but we'll be structuring our schedules around these new favorites. Read on for verbal and visual introductions from the artists themselves, and check back in the next few days to find out more about the influences behind their very diverse sounds.