By HANDOUT AUGUST 27, 2017 7:10:08A group of young rock musicians is helping to redefine the music business, selling their recordings to major labels and recording artists.
The artists are members of the band Schirmer, which is based in Minneapolis and has had a steady stream of hits since it began touring in 2014.
They are members Matt and Ashley Schirmers, and have worked with such major artists as David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Beyonce and The Weeknd.
Their debut album, ‘The SchirMER Project’, sold more than 15 million copies and was nominated for a Grammy.
It was released in April 2018.
Schirmer is part of a generation of young people who are increasingly turning to the music industry, creating their own record labels and publishing.
They say they have been overwhelmed by the success of such companies as Warner Music, Universal Music and Sony Music.
“We have had a lot of amazing experiences in the industry and have made tons of money,” said Matt Schirvers.
“We really want to be able to do that in the future.”
The band is in the midst of a two-year project called “The SchirsMER Project”.
They are currently finishing up a tour with their bandmates and releasing their first single.
They said the money they’ve made is coming from sales of their music.
“It’s really a way to monetize what we’re doing and get our name out there,” Ashley Schirsmer said.
“When we started, we were just selling music and that’s how we started.
We thought that’s what we’d do, but it turned out that’s not the case.”
They say they want to help other young people get in touch with their music, but have been inspired by the successes of companies like Amazon and Spotify.
“The success of Amazon and other platforms, like Spotify, have allowed us to build the business that we’ve built and have really turned this band of kids into millionaires,” Ashley said.
Matt says they’re not looking to make money off their music but to make it better.
“When we start a company we want to give the world something that they’re interested in, and we don’t want to make any money,” he said.
“So it’s not that we’re making money from it, it’s just that we want it to be better for everyone involved.”
I think if we did something like that, it’d make a lot more people happy.
“The Schirthmers are now working on their second album, which will be released in 2018.”
If you go to Spotify you can stream it right now for free,” Ashley added.