KISS bassist Gene Simmons’ daughter Sophie Simmons opened up about the current music industry during an interview about her new poetry book and compared the conditions to her father’s era while revealing that Gene does not understand the new way of making money out of music.
As you may know, Sophie Simmons recently announced the release of her poetry book via a post on her official Instagram page. Sophie’s new book is titled ‘Secrets I Would Never Say, But I Would Sing’ which consists of leftover lyrics, released songs, and her poems.
In addition to being a new author, Sophie also has been a musician and a songwriter who has nearly 1 million listeners monthly on her official Spotify page with signature songs of hers like ‘Mine,’ ‘Magnets,’ and ‘Paper Cut.’
During a recent interview about her newly published book, Sophie Simmons opened up about the new conditions when it comes to releasing music these days. The young musician touched upon the subject of online streaming platforms which were criticized for not paying enough money to the artists.
Sophie mentioned that her father, Gene Simmons does not understand how these platforms actually work and he warned his daughter about not being able to make money through them. She also revealed that her father even told her not to do this referring to releasing her songs via online streaming services.
Here is what Sophie Simmons stated about her father’s attitude:
“My dad has zero idea of how Spotify works. He doesn’t understand how people make money now. And that was a big conversation we had, where he said, ‘Hey, I really don’t think you should do this.’ Nothing to do with my talent, but just purely, it’s so much more difficult now to make a dollar than it was when you were selling physical records and able to tour…”
“He was just concerned about me being able to make a living off songwriting. Even at the beginning, like in the golden age of music, it was still difficult to make money as a songwriter, but now even more so, and it’s much more about quantity than quality now to make a living as a songwriter.
But I can’t avoid that. It’s what I want to do with my life. So if that means, you know, I’m not living the most lavish of lives, I’m cool with that because I get to do what I love every day.”
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