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bucky fellini
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« on: March 11, 2009, 05:51:45 AM »

Steve Albini wrote a really good little article about the state of the music industry a few years ago and I'm sure it still holds true, albeit the state of affairs has probably slid even further down the shit pole since then.

I used to always think that the music industry was the greatest possible place to be in terms of a career, until I started learning that sales and gross margins come before artistic merit, many albums are simply released as a tidy little packages for tidy little target markets, and that a great deal of musicians are self-obsessed little drama queens.

anyway, the article is an interesting read if you're interested in this kind of shiat.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 09:46:39 AM »

here is what is right about music these days...

http://dilidoo.com/2008/12/26/metallica_played_on_the_duck_call_7_7_mo.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 12:46:44 PM »

The "problem" with music is that there is no longer any money in it and everyone who can afford an iMac or has a friend who has one has the ability to make a quality recording.

Music is in a transitional phase and will probably end up like any other form of art which you can't make money off of (painting, photography, etc.)
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 04:23:16 PM »

well, anyone with an imac and some decent microphones and a good ear and....  (i know what you're saying, and i think that's music's only hope. (it's also flooding the interwebs with some truly horrific shit, though-double edged sword, i guess) 

there's still money in music, just not enough to feed all the parasites that have been traditionally part of the industry... labels, managers, producers, publicists, a&r departments, etc... these people have no artistic talent, do next to nothing, yet they take the lions share of any money generated by the bands. we're in the beginning stages of a massive and long-needed reorganization of the music industry right now, and i personally couldn't be happier. its keeping the money grubbers out and the real artists in.

there's still money to be made playing music. you've just gotta work harder.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 12:39:30 AM »

Agreed.

Unless the industry revamps, music's gonna have a completely different place in modern society very soon.
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