Saturday, July 30, 2016

RL Kuhn Composer Royalty Free Music

DAWS are not the only thing that has ruined music. The music industry has always had its share of shysters and con artists but it was a combination of good old-fashioned corporate greed and poorly used geekoid technology that has created this depressing race to the bottom. Will the best music of our time be relegated to selling products? It sure looks that way.

Before music as we know it is gone for good, check out composers such as RL Kuhn who are composing music for commercials and soundtracks that rival work of the great Mike Post. One of the reasons Kuhn's music is so good is that it is a labor of love and he is sharing that love with the masses who today are starving for good music.

RL Kuhn is one of these rare people and companies who can wear several hats at once. Kuhn is a top quality musician, audio engineer, arranger, and composer. That is the reason Kuhn's music stands out in a world of right brained musicians who don't have a geek gene and the geeks with DAWS and loops who don't have the music gene. The problem is, most musicians, even the great ones can't do what RL Kuhn and company can do. That is what makes RL Kuhn and company so special.

If you need music for your project and you want music of the highest quality in both style and production, cut out the middle man contact RL Kuhn Productions and license the music you need at a fair price.

🎤 RL Kuhn Productions 🎤
🎶 RL Kuhn  Royalty Free Music Composer 🎶

RL Kuhn Productions (828) 398-4664  usa  •  +1 (593) 07 248-0743  ec
 •  El Valle, Cuenca, Ecuador  010150  •  @RLKuhnComposer


How iTunes Destroyed The Music Business In 1 Simple Chart

The music industry was the first entertainment business to confront the digital transition, although it was not exactly a willing pioneer. Rather, it was thrust into this role as a matter of survival, as it grappled with the rapid rise of online piracy in the early 2000s.
The music industry was incredibly slow to respond to the digital transition. Napster, the original music piracy site, burst onto the scene in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2004 when Apple iTunes debuted that consumers grew more and more primed to free music.
This was a serious error and haunted the music industry for years thereafter, costing the industry multi-billions in annual sales. The rest of the entertainment industry has taken note and, as a result, all other entertainment sectors, including video, have been comparatively quick to embrace digital distribution.
The music industry, rather than focusing on a legal digital download service, initially focused all its effort on shutting down Napster by way of a copyright infringement lawsuit. Ultimately, the industry prevailed and the courts shut down Napster in mid-2001; however, this was a pyrrhic victory. By the time Napster was shut down, the pirates had moved on to the next new thing: decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing, led by Gnutella. Unlike Napster, these piracy sites were virtually impossible to shut down because there was no central server storing the files. Shutting down Gnutella would have been tantamount to shutting down the entire internet.
In addition to the failure to launch a legal alternative to the pirate sites, the music industry was, understandably, paralysed by its fear of album unbundling. Piracy had given consumers a taste for singles and there was no going back to albums.
Against this backdrop of piracy and absent a legal digital alternative, music sales plummeted. From a peak of nearly US$15 bn in 1999, US music sales declined cumulatively by 15% to US$12 bn in 2003 (previous exhibit). The decline in song units (assuming 10 songs per album) was even more dramatic, declining by 29% cumulatively to 7.7 bn over the same time. Little did the industry know that this was only the beginning of the decline. By 2004, the music industry was in dire straits. Physical sales were in free fall and its own efforts to launch a digital download service were failing.
Apple, with the dominant digital music player and superior software engineering skills, was a perfect partner (nay, savior) for the music industry, with Steve Jobs Achieving a very consumer-friendly retail price of US$0.99 per song and a wholesale price of US$0.70. This wholesale price was, in effect, a 30% price reduction from the implicit price per song on a physical album (i.e., US$10 album wholesale price, 10 songs per album).
After a small bump in sales in 2004 from the launch of iTunes, the declines resumed as the double whammy of album unbundling and a 30% wholesale price cut took its toll. From 2004 to 2014, US music unit and dollar sales declined cumulatively by another 50%, erasing US$5 bn in annual sales.
There is no rest for the weary, and the music industry is already confronting another digital transition, call it digital transition 2.0, in the form of online streaming. Song sales stabilised from 2010 to 2012, but have since resumed declining as music demand is now shifting from digital downloads (ownership) to online streaming (rentals), such as Pandora.


  1. Holy shit! This guys music is incredible!

  2. Nine String TommyJuly 30, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    In my experience throughout 20+ years of playing in multiple bands and writing many songs, I have always worried about the negative effects DAWS give.

    I have found that DAWS have ruined the open door opportunity generously offred all sorts of musicians. I am frustrated with the geeks producing all this techno slop. These people create rambling non logical disorder in the music industry that destroys the classic master pieces we once had.

    It's good to know that there are still people like RL Kuhn that are working to restore the beauty and the artistry that we have all come to expect and love.

    Thank you RL Kuhn for staying true to the art!

  3. A couple of things. I am a huge Mike Post fan. This Kuhn guy is clearly in the same league. Can't say I like his music better but I can't say I like Post's music better either. I can say it is refreshing to to hear some quality new music.

    DAWS IMO are a small part of the problem. People need to adapt to the technology. DAWS do give non musicians the ability to make "music" and unfortunately these geeks are turning out some truly awful stuff. Mixcraft is the least geekiest DAW so normal people aka non digit heads can use it with ease.

    Back to Kuhn, What amazes me is that he can do everything so well. He does every style well. Where ahs this guy been?! Love it! Want more of it!

  4. Sad to see that the industry is dying and there is so little good new music.

    Did RL Kuhn write some of the music in the movie Confirmation?

  5. I'm starting to hear about this guy and royalty free music. I think most of his stuff is on indie films and foreign films... films that don't suck. Not sure if Hollywood even knows about him. Seems only the real artistic types are using his music.

    I may use his stuff in one of my videos.

  6. I think that streaming has killed music. I listen to mostly obscure classical now.

  7. Streaming has turned music into a commodity and cheapened it.